One of the best ways for Floridians to beat the summer heat is in a swimming pool.
But as fun as swimming pools are, they present a lurking danger to you and your family, especially young children. In fact, swimming pool accidents can be deadly; according to the USA Swimming Foundation, at least 221 children younger than the age of 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools in 2019. Swimming pool injuries can occur at private pools, community pools, or even inflatable kiddie pools. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a swimming pool accident, the swimming pool accident attorneys at Mase Mebane Seitz can help. Call us today for a free case consultation.
Although many public pools have lifeguards on duty, injuries and drownings may still occur if the lifeguards are distracted or not well trained. Injuries or drownings may also occur at private pools.
A swimming pool owner in Florida has a duty to ensure that their pool is maintained in a reasonably safe manner. The swimming pool owner may also have a duty to warn you of any dangers they know about in connection with their swimming pool. If they fail to comply with this duty and a person is injured in a swimming pool accident, the pool owner can be legally liable for their injuries. Common causes of unsafe pool areas that lead to swimming pool injuries include:
- Inadequate pool maintenance
- Missing pool equipment, such as ladders
- Missing marks that indicate depth levels
- Missing warnings for potential slip-and-fall areas
- Damaged pool equipment, such as diving boards or ladders
- Dangerous drains
- Poor pool lighting
- Non-slip-resistant flooring
- Insufficient child protection
If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool accident in Miami, South Florida, or elsewhere in Florida, we know how to prosecute swimming pool injury lawsuits to get you the compensation you deserve.Back to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death