Swimming Pool Injury
To a parent, nothing is more devastating than a child suffering a serious injury. Children deserve to live and play in safe environments. In the heat of the South, a swimming pool offers children fun and excitement. Tragically, when adults fail to adequately supervise children in a swimming pool or when a swimming pool has a defect or when children behave negligently in this environment, serious injury or death can ensue. Our Lafayette swimming pool injury lawyers can advocate for victims of these accidents.
Swimming pool safety should be of utmost concern to all owners and users of swimming pools, especially when children are swimming. Accidents can, and do, happen. Accidents in an environment as dangerous as swimming pools create can lead to life-threatening injuries and even death. Sometimes accidents occur from a simple failure to note your surroundings. For instance, many people have suffered injury from jumping into the shallow end of a pool believing it to be the deep end, causing them injury when then abruptly land on the hard bottom of the pool, whether they land on their head or otherwise.
The swimming pool injury attorneys at our Lafayette firm know that swimming pool operators and owners are under a duty to keep swimming pools and the vicinity in reasonably safe condition for its visitors. Even so, swimming pools are oftentimes unsupervised, with no lifeguard present to prevent against bodily harm or death, creating a hazardous environment for those using the swimming pool. Thus, it’s important to make sure that the pool where you and your loved ones are swimming has appropriate safeguards to prevent against such injury.
Statistics list accidental drowning as the second leading cause of death among children each year. It is also common for children to suffer submersion-related injuries, slips and falls, and head and back injuries when playing around a swimming pool. When you and your loved ones visit a pool for summertime enjoyment, note whether there are lifeguards present, whether there is anyone else supervising the pool, and whether there are safety devices present. This minor exercise will help to mitigate any possible injuries sustained while enjoying your afternoon at the pool.
The following factors may contribute to a swimming pool accident:
- Negligent supervision
- Negligent lifeguards
- Inadequate fencing around the swimming pool
- Poorly maintained swimming pool
- Improperly installed swimming pool
- Negligent conduct by the swimmer while utilizing the pool
- Failure to warn users of the pool of substantial defects
Whoever may be at fault for a swimming pool injury, it’s better to exercise substantial precaution while enjoying this activity than suffering the potentially grave consequences of an injury obtained while swimming.
Broussard & David offers compassionate representation for you and your family. Our Lafayette swimming pool injury attorneys are available to work with you and your family to hold all negligent actors accountable. If your child was seriously injured in a swimming pool accident, we will work to obtain fair compensation for your child and family, including medical expenses, the cost of rehabilitation and pain and suffering.
Broussard & David offers a complimentary consultation to all prospective clients. For questions, call us at 888-337-2323 (toll free) or 337-233-2323 (local). You can also contact us online for answers to your questions or to schedule your consultation with a swimming pool injury lawyer in Lafayette.