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Louisville Swimming Pool Injuries Lawyer

Millions of people visit swimming pools every year to escape the summer heat, to exercise in a soothing environment, or simply to relax with friends. While trips to the local pool are enjoyable for most people, some visits can turn dangerous and even deadly due to property owner negligence. Swimming pool owners are required to protect the safety of guests and visitors, and if they fail to do so, it can result in devastating accidents.

If a swimming pool owner or manager has acted irresponsibly, leading to an injury for you or someone you love, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. To discuss your legal options in more detail, contact the experienced Louisville swimming pool injury lawyers of the Sampson Law Firm today at 502-584-5050 and schedule a free consultation.

Dangers of Swimming Pools

There are a number of different factors that go into maintaining a safe swimming pool environment, such as proper balance of chemicals, attentive pool drain management, and controlled access to the water. Should a pool owner or manager neglect any of these responsibilities, it can result in catastrophic accidents. Common dangers associated with swimming pools include:

  • Drowning
  • Diving board injuries
  • Pool drain injuries
  • Lack of supervision

Swimming pool injuries can drastically change the lives of accident victims and their family members. Thus, it is important to fight back against careless pool owners in order to discourage this negligence in the future.

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At the Sampson Law Firm, our skilled Louisville personal injury attorneys are committed to helping you fight for financial compensation every step of the way. For more information about how you can recover financially after a swimming pool accident, contact our offices at 502-584-5050 today.

Swimming Pool Accident FAQs

My child nearly drowned at a friend’s pool and is now injured. What legal steps should I take?

If your child’s accident was caused by the homeowner’s negligence, you may be in the position to recover damages. Negligence in this situation may include the lack of proper fencing, defective pool drains, or improperly maintained pool parts. If the homeowner failed to notify your child of potential dangers, this may also be considered negligence. An experienced attorney will be able to examine the details of your child’s accident and provide you with all your legal options. If negligence can be proven, you may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any other damages.

Is a town legally responsible for accidents that happen at a public pool?

In some cases, yes. Swimming pool owners, whether private or public, carry the responsibility to provide invitees with a reasonably safe and well-maintained pool so that people are not injured. If an accident occurs and individuals are injured, the town responsible for the public pool may be found liable if the area was not properly maintained. For example, public pools must clearly list when lifeguards will be on duty. If an accident happens because lifeguards are not present when they should be, or are not properly certified or trained, then the people in charge of the pool is likely to be found liable. Premises liability cases can be complex, so it always best to speak with an experienced attorney about your legal options.

What should I do if a pool defect caused my accident?

If you or someone you love was injured in a swimming pool accident because of a defective part, you may be in the position to fight for compensation. Accidents caused by pool defects are not uncommon and some of the most frequent defects include defective drains, faulty diving boards, and inadequate warnings. In these cases, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturers responsible for the defective parts. However, there are certain cases where the pool owner may be liable for not safely maintaining their property. Because cases involving pool defects can become complicated, it is best to seek legal counsel from a knowledgeable lawyer.

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