Swimming pool owners have special responsibilities when it comes to premises liability and safety. They are required to make sure that they have taken the steps necessary to avoid the injuries that can occur in and around swimming pools. For example, swimming pools are required to have protective enclosures that ensure children and others do not wander into the area and fall into a pool, causing a possible drowning or injury. As a Gillsville, Georgia swimming pool injury lawyer, Charles Scholle and the Scholle Law team are well-versed in what property owners must do to ensure that their swimming pool is compliant with all applicable codes and regulations.
Americans enjoy swimming pools in our communities, homes, hotels, apartment buildings and elsewhere. But along with the fun, there are very real dangers. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported nearly 400 swimming pool fatalities per year in recent years and most of these involve small children. The situation is so serious that in past years, the CPSC launched a major safety campaign to try to reduce injury and death related to swimming pools and spas. Charles Scholle is a well-respected Gwinnett County injury lawyer with over two decades of experience compassionately representing clients and their loved ones who have been seriously injured due to the property owners’ negligence.
Swimming pool owners can be held responsible for the following conditions, among others:
- Failure to properly fence or to fence a swimming pool
- Lack of supervision or negligent supervision
- Failure to provide lifeguards or hiring inadequate lifeguards
- Failure to post warning signs or inadequate signs about pool safety
Swimming pool injuries can be caused by many circumstances. For example, a slippery area next to the pool might lead to a person falling in the pool or a filtering system or drainage system might pull a person under water and cause drowning. Or a diving board might be over water that is too shallow for safe diving with catastrophic injury to the diver. Other injuries that can result include:
- Spine injury;
- Neck injury;
- Broken bones;
- Internal injuries;
- Head injury;
- Back injury;
Swimming pool liability is well-established where the property owner is shown to have failed to have adequately protected people from injury in and around the swimming pool. These cases can be tragic because they often involve children and serious injury or death. They require the skill and expertise of a dedicated lawyer with knowledge about both personal injury litigation and premises liability, as well as, tragically in some cases, wrongful death.Legal Help for Swimming Pool Injuries
When property owners fail to take steps to protect people from injury, they are legally responsible for any injuries that result. Swimming pool injury victims and their families, may sue a property owner for compensation for their injuries as well as medical bills, lost wages from missed work and pain and suffering.
CALL SCHOLLE LAW TO TALK WITH ONE OF OUR LAWYERS REGARDING SWIMMING POOL INJURY. In Atlanta you can reach us at 770-717-5100 or at 866-972-5287.
As a client of Charles Scholle’s law firm, Scholle Law, you will receive personal attention and unlike in other law firms, you will not be simply “another case.” We represent Georgia residents seriously injured in a swimming pool setting due to a property owner’s negligence and our record of success as well as the trust we instill, enables our clients to get their lives back as the litigation proceeds. We work to recover compensation for medical care and lost wages. In most cases, we also seek pain and suffering damages for injured clients. The respect we have earned means taht opposing counsel and insurance carriers know when a reasonable settlement offer is not made, we will go to trial.
Please do not hesitate to contact our law firm to talk about your swimming pool injury or that of your loved one or child. As Gillsville, Georgia swimming pool accident lawyers Scholle Law can help. Our free confidential consultations mean that you do not pay us to evaluate your case. We also do not get paid once the case is resolved until you get paid.
Scholle Law can be contacted in several ways. By calling toll-free at 866-972-5287 or 770-717-5100. You can send a confidential message online to us. We will support you and your family with legal and medical guidance.