In addition to children, there are many opportunities for accidents and injuries by adults involved with pools as well. An experienced swimming pool accident attorney with Harrell & Harrell is aware of these dangerous attractions, of the broad areas of liability by pool owners, and of the immediate and future needs caused by pool and water accidents.
Pools need to be secured by fences and gate closures to keep unattended children out. But, that’s just the beginning. Pools also must be maintained in a safe and good condition as well. Owners are responsible for keeping their pools secured and related pool property, including drains, decks, diving boards, slides, covers, heaters and chemicals properly maintained. Certain signs and warnings must be clearly posted — including depth.
A badly-maintained deck can cause a fall and serious injury. A faulty drain or drain cover can catch limbs or clothing. Improper placement of an appliance or outlet can cause electrocution. A pool may be an obvious place to have fun, but it is no place to be careless.
It is the pool owner’s responsibility to properly warn and protect any person who has access to the pool. This applies whether the pool is in a private backyard or a public access pool. Other swimming pool injuries and cases include:
If you have been injured because of the negligence of a pool owner, you need an experienced swimming pool accident attorney to guide you through the maze of legal possibilities. At Harrell & Harrell we will help you understand your rights and see that justice is done.
As with any accidental injury, be sure you understand all the possibilities. Don’t discuss any settlement with an insurance company. Let an experienced swimming pool accident lawyer handle that responsibility. We fight big insurance companies every day. Their goal is to pay out as little as possible while our goal is to help you get all you deserve. Serious effects of an accident often don’t show up until well after the incident but the impact can last for years.
The experienced swimming pool accident lawyers at Harrell & Harrell in Jacksonville will help you pick up all the pieces and work to be sure every consideration is made for your future needs.
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