Swimming Pool Accident Attorney in Lexington, KY
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Many people enjoy using swimming pools to stay cool when the weather gets hot. There are many kinds of swimming pools in many different places, and while they are a great way to stay cool, have fun, and get some exercise, they can also be dangerous. Accidents that happen in and around swimming pools can cause serious injury or death.
At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, our team of skilled Lexington premises liability lawyers can handle a wide variety of cases involving swimming pool accidents. With years of combined experience and extensive resources, our firm devotes time, care, and attention to every aspect of your circumstances. Then, we build a case that is designed to meet your needs and goals.
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Types of Swimming Pool Accidents
Drowning is the type of event that most people think of when they think of swimming pool accidents, but near-drowning incidents happen even more often than drownings do. It is estimated that ten people drown in the United States every day, and that two out of those ten are children. In contrast, approximately ten children per day are treated for non-fatal submersion injuries, or near-drowning incidents, which often cause brain damage and, in some cases, even permanent disabilities. Other types of swimming pool accidents include slip and fall injuries on pool decks, and accidents involving diving boards and slides.
Prevention of Swimming Pool Accidents
Part of the reason that injuries and deaths associated with swimming pool accidents are viewed as such tragedies is that many of these accidents can be prevented. For example, proper fencing, which encloses all four sides of a pool area and is at least four feet tall, with gates that close and lock on their own, can prevent many incidences of child drowning, as can locking all doors that lead from a home or building to a pool area. Some swimming pool accidents occur because owners of above-ground pools, including the newer, soft-sided pools, do not realize that those types of pools should also be fenced in. When swimmers follow safety rules, such as rules prohibiting running on a pool deck or diving into shallow water, accidents are much less likely to happen. The likelihood of swimming pool accidents is also greatly reduced by proper supervision of swimmers and swimming areas.
To schedule a free consultation with the Lexington swimming pool accident attorneys at Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, please call us today at (859) 534-9327.
Liability for Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pool owners must keep their pools safe for everyone who uses them. If the owner of a swimming pool fails to maintain it in a safe condition or fence it in properly and an accident occurs, the pool owner may be held responsible for the damages suffered by the victim, or, in the case of a fatal accident, the victim's family.
This responsibility includes restricting trespassers' access to pools through the use of:
- Other barriers
Swimming pool accidents involving children are even considered an exception to the rule that protects property owners from liability to trespassers. The reason for this is that swimming pools are an attractive nuisance, a special legal category of dangerous things that tend to attract children.
Lexington Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers Fight on Your Behalf!
Swimming pool accidents can cause serious injury and death. If you were hurt in a swimming pool accident, or if a swimming pool accident has claimed the life of someone you love, a Lexington personal injury lawyer can help you obtain compensation for your injuries or your loss. We’ve won millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients since our founding.