Swimming Pool Accident Experts
When a swimming pool accident occurs, the damages can be life-changing
Adults and children alike can be injured in accidents at the swimming pool. Sometimes, these accidents result in death. Whether an accident results in injury or death, the victim and/or his or her family can experience a significant financial burden, including medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, and the loss of the victim’s contributions to his or her household. If an accident occurs because of another party’s negligence, that party may be held liable for the victim’s damages. Our team of experienced Toledo personal injury lawyers at Groth & Associates help victims of swimming pool accidents and their loved ones pursue the money they deserve through personal injury claims.
Common Injuries Sustained in Swimming Pool Accidents
Many different injuries can result from a swimming pool accident. Some are injuries that can occur in any type of accident, such as broken bones, strains, and traumatic brain injuries. Others, such as accidental drownings and injuries caused by pool filters and vents, are unique to swimming pools. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10 people drown accidentally every day in the United States. Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional death in this country.
Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pools and their surrounding areas can harbor many injury hazards to swimmers. When a pool owner fails to remove a hazard or adequately warn visitors about it, he or she may be deemed negligent and when a personal injury claim is filed, liable for the victim’s damages. A few examples of hazards that could cause injuries include:
- Broken pool ladders and equipment;
- Uncovered pool filters;
- No lifeguard;
- A lack of fencing around a swimming pool, allowing young children to fall in;
- Water that is dirty or contains too much chlorine;
- Shallow pools that do not have “no diving” signs; and
- Slippery, wet tiles around the pool without adequate warning about slipping hazards.
How We Can Help you Recover
When you are recovering from an injury sustained in a swimming pool accident, negotiating with an insurance provider and keeping track of multiple deadlines can be too much for you to handle. When you work with an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can focus on your physical recovery while your lawyer handles your financial recovery. Your personal injury settlement can include compensation for the following damages:
- Your medical care;
- Your current and future lost wages;
- The emotional suffering you faced during recovery; and
- Intangible expenses like mobility aids and over-the-counter pain medication.
If you or your child have been injured in a swimming pool accident, contact our team at Groth & Associates today to discuss your case with one of the experienced Toledo swimming pool accident lawyers at our firm. We proudly serve clients in Bowling Green, Fremont, Toledo, and the surrounding region. Contact our firm today to schedule your free initial consultation with us to determine the best way we can help you.