Millions of Americans beat the hot summer heat by swimming in backyard pools at their own home or at the home of a friend or family member. Unfortunately these swimming pools are an accident waiting to happen. Because of neglect, negligence and carelessness, pool accidents have been responsible for numerous disasters in the form of drowning and near drowning. According to the Center for Disease Control, 10 Americans die each day from drowning, many of these accidents happening in backyard swimming pools. Of course the age group that has the highest risk for drowning is toddlers, but children into their early teenage years are also very high risk for drowning or suffering a near drowning. If you or a loved one has suffered an accident in or near a pool including drowning or near drowning, contact a Nashville personal lawyer for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
Aside from pools having the potential to cause serious injury or even death, they can also be a huge liability. Pool owners that do not adequately secure or supervise their pool when in use and when not in use, could face a huge lawsuit should someone injure themselves on the property. Leaving a gate to the pool open is a recipe for disaster; if a child walks into the pool area and injures themselves or even drowns, the owner of the property could be facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit. Even inviting friends and neighbors to use the pool at their own discretion is ill advised. There have even been cases where renters were able to sue the homeowners because the pool in the home was not properly secured and children were able to access it, resulting in their death. Homeowners can never be too cautious when it comes to swimming pool liability. For more information about swimming pool accidents contact a Nashville personal injury lawyer.
There are several steps and safety measures that can be taken in order to greatly reduce the risk of a pool accident, some helpful tips include:
If you or a loved one suffered a pool accident including a drowning, contact a Nashville personal injury lawyer.