A relaxing day in the pool in a hotel or casino can be life-threatening if proper safety procedures are not followed.
Accidents in a pool often result in serious injury and, in the most tragic cases, death.
In the United States alone, approximately 5,000 children are admitted to emergency rooms each year because of drowning accidents.
About 15 percent of accidents are fatal.
A pool is a playground, a haven for family fun and carefree afternoons.
However, this source of entertainment and exercise can quickly become a serious danger if not handled properly.
There are countless risks around a pool that, unfortunately, are often overlooked by the owners of hotels and casinos.
Statistics show that pools are approximately 14 times more likely than motor vehicles to cause the death of children under four years of age, and are a major cause of hospitalizations of children.
If someone in your family has been injured in a pool accident, the compassionate and caring lawyers of the Avrek Law Firm can help you file a lawsuit.
Do I Need a Lawyer After an Injury in a Swimming Pool in Hotels and Casinos?
The injury accident lawyers in the Avrek Law Firm want to help you and your family recover financial damages when there has been a drowning accident or near-drowning incident in a hotel or casino.
The lawyers in our team are well-versed in the codes, rules, and such.
We will work hard to gather information and evidence in an effort to develop your case to sue the negligent party – whether it be that the homeowner, facility, pool manufacturer, distributor, or installer is responsible for the incident.
The costs of damage can be reimbursed to the victim and their close relatives, possibly from psychological trauma.
What is My Swimming Pool Accident Case Worth?
While there are some differences in the way these different types of personal injury accidents are handled, the basic concept remains the same.
Negligence: The most important issue when analyzing the value of a personal injury accident is to determine who was negligent.
Negligence is essentially just a legal term that refers to guilt or liability.
Physical injuries: The type, number, and extent of your physical injuries will also be important in determining what your case is worth.
Some swimming pool accidents result in catastrophic, life-changing injuries, while others result in less serious wounds.
For example, someone who has suffered a broken back is clearly entitled to greater compensation than someone who suffered only blows and bruises.
Non-economic damages: Non-economic damages are what people often refer to as “pain and suffering” damages.
While pain and suffering are undoubtedly included in this category, there are other subjective injuries as well.
This portion of your compensation will represent the emotional trauma resulting from the swimming pool accident.
Although you should now have a better understanding of the factors involved in determining what your case is worth, you should also be able to see why you need an experienced swimming pool accident lawyer to evaluate the facts and the specific circumstances of your case to give a more accurate estimate of the value of your claim
Common Injuries From Pool Accidents
If an accident occurs in a public swimming pool or in a private residence, the acts of negligence of other people causes them to be responsible for compensating the victims.
Some of the most common types of pool accidents are:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Accidents when diving
- Defective products or equipment
- Spa accidents
- Health and safety violations
- Hazardous or toxic materials
Injuries can occur due to the poor design elements of a pool, inadequate maintenance, inadequately trained staff, or negligent pool owners.
According to the Californian law, a property owner can be held liable for injuries suffered because of a dangerous condition on a property.
Community pool injuries involve slip and fall accidents, chemical burns, suction drainage injuries, trampoline injuries, and may even include drowning.
Accidents in a pool and drowning occur regularly in:
- Private residential pools above ground and under ground
- Private swimming clubs
- Hotel pools
- Public swimming pools
All types of injuries can occur around a pool, including brain and spinal cord injuries, near-drownings that cause brain damage due to lack of oxygen to the brain, slip and fall accidents resulting in broken bones or trauma to the brain, head trauma, and other terrible consequences.
Many children who are victims of pool accidents will require long-term or lifetime care.
Some of the situations that can result in injuries include:
- Ineffective locks or fences to prevent break-in
- Failure to put proper warning signs, pointing to shallow water and other potential hazards
- Trampolines or stairs which are defective, unstable, or poorly placed.
- Lack of lifeguards or inexperienced lifeguards
- Leaving children unattended
- Failure to cover pool when not in use
- Pools that are too full
Remember, the pool owner may have ignored their obligation to provide a safe place, and that may have resulted in your family member’s injuries.
What to Do After a Pool Accident
Notify the lifeguard as they are the ones who will know how to act in each case and call the emergency services.
If the accident causes a concussion the most important thing to do is to move as little as possible the injured person’s neck, since the movement can seriously worsen the injury.
Seek medical attention and get witnesses contact info.
Then contact A lawyer.
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