Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pools are a must to beat the heat in Florida, but along with the refreshment come dangers and risks that we sometimes have no control over. When pool safety and maintenance regulations aren’t followed, accidents occur. These accidents can be extremely dangerous and even deadly. It’s not unusual for children who have been injured in a pool accident to have lifelong challenges stemming from their injuries. This forever changes a family’s “normal” and adds hardships that did not exist before the accident.
In situations like this, it is always worthwhile to consult a personal injury attorney at The Beregovich Law Firm to see if the facility was negligent in any way and if that negligence could have led to the injuries sustained. If so, we may be able to secure compensation for the injured party to help cover medical and long-term expenses that are a result of the accident.
Regulations Exist For A Reason
Florida swimming pools and waterparks are governed by many safety regulations and guidelines that are designed to protect guests from injury. Unfortunately, they aren’t always followed or maintenance is allowed to lapse. When this happens, accidents occur. Some conditions that lead to pool accidents or drowning are:
- Pool ladder damage, which prevents easy exiting.
- Broken or non-working pool lights.
- Missing safety equipment.
- Unclear or murky water.
- Infrequent or inadequate pool upkeep.
- Overcrowding in the pool.
- Untrained, too few, or negligent lifeguards.
- Deteriorated pool security fencing.
- Defective gates and latches.
- Missing safety lines separating the shallow and deep ends of the pool.
If a facility is going to operate a pool or waterpark, they must meet basic safety regulations to ensure a safe experience for everyone. If they don’t do this, they can be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result.
Find Out If You Are Due Compensation For A Swimming Pool Accident In Florida
The Beregovich Law Firm works with swimming pool, waterpark, and spa accident victims and drowning victims’ families to obtain compensation for their losses and to make changes that ensure similar accidents never happen again.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a swimming pool accident, call us at (800) 631-9009 or email us for an immediate, no obligation, free consultation.