Swimming pool drowning accidents become too common during the hot summer months. Swimming pools also pose the risks of other injuries, such as brain injuries and trauma to the back, neck and head.
Sometimes, these injuries are unavoidable although tragic and unexpected. Under other circumstances, the injuries and fatalities are the result of a defective product or negligence on the part of the pool owner.
To find out if you have a case, please call the Karl Truman Law Office in Louisville at (502) 222-2222 or toll-fre at 812-282-8500 for a free case evaluation with an experienced Louisville injury attorney.
Potential Swimming Pool Accidents
Some of the pool-related events that can cause catastrophic injury or death include:
- Inadequate or defective fencing and/or locking gates to keep unsupervised children away from the pool
- Exposed electrical wiring around pool lights
- Defective sump pumps leading to electrical shortage
- Defective pool design
- Dangerous pool drains
- Inadequate signage for swimmers
- Unsafe pool deck
- Inhalation of dangerous pool chemicals
- Caustic chemical burns
Depending on the circumstances, the pool owner may be liable for certain injuries. Whether the pool is public or private, owners or other parties may be held responsible in a personal injury lawsuit. These types of lawsuits are typically referred to as premises liability cases. Premises liability deals with property owners who are negligent in their duties to maintain a reasonably safe environment.
In other situations, the lawsuit may be based on a defective product claim. In these types of cases, you are alleging that a defective or dangerous product is the direct cause of the injury. For example, a defective or poorly designed pool drain that causes a swimmer to get stuck beneath the water may be the basis for such a claim. If the product was designed in a way that is dangerous, or if the product was designed correctly but a defect arose in the manufacturing process, then the product may cause a severe injury even when installed and used properly.
Getting the Help You Need After a Swimming Pool Injury
As your law team, our experienced injury attorneys will fight aggressively to recover money damages for the losses and costs of your injury or for the death of a loved one. Damages may be awarded for:
- Hospital bills
- Rehabilitation and other medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages, in the event of a fatal swimming pool accident
These cases can be complex and require the skill and know-how of an attorney who has handled these types of claims. Just because someone is injured or drowns at a pool, the owner is not necessarily responsible. You need someone who can review the circumstances of the accident and determine if it was caused by someone else's negligence.
If you are searching for an experienced Louisville personal injury lawyer to represent your swimming pool accident case, please call (502) 222-2222 or contact the Karl Truman Law Office online for a free case evaluation. We have offices in Louisville, KY and Jeffersonville, IN.