Swimming pools provide great fun for people of all ages, but especially for children. Unfortunately, swimming pools are also dangerous and can cause severe injuries or death when not properly maintained. If you or your child has been harmed in a swimming pool accident, it’s important to speak to an experienced swimming pool injury lawyer right away.
At Simeone & Miller, LLP, our team has recovered millions of dollars and helped thousands of clients obtain the justice they deserve for injuries caused by negligence. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an unsafe swimming pool, speak with a dedicated Washington, D.C. premises liability lawyer from our firm today.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are an estimated 3,960 fatal drownings every year, not to mention the thousands of non-fatal swimming pool injuries.
Some of the most common types of swimming pool injuries include:
If you own a property with a pool, you are responsible for keeping that pool reasonably safe for invited – and sometimes uninvited – visitors. This applies to city-owned pools, other public pools, pools maintained by HOAs, and privately owned swimming pools. The owner may be responsible for any injuries that occur while the visitor is in their pool. For this reason, owners must be vigilant in upholding proper safety measures so as to protect their guests and, in turn, themselves.
These injuries might be caused by a slip and fall accident due to an inadequately structured pool area or a slick surface, or they might be the result of a tragic diving accident caused by an unmarked pool depth.
If you or someone you love was injured in a swimming pool accident caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness, you may have a right to pursue legal action against the responsible party. Our firm can work with you to determine liability, collect evidence, and build a case against the liable individual. For help after a swimming pool accident, contact Simeone & Miller, LLP for legal guidance.
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