Delray Beach Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer
Swimming pools, water parks, and similar recreational facilities are places to have fun and relax in the beautiful Florida weather. However, your enjoyment is quickly clouded over when you or a loved one suffers a serious injury or drowning. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are about 10 deaths every day due to non-boating drownings. Plus, around 4,900 victims receive emergency medical treatment for swimming pool accident injuries every year.
You may have rights as a victim, but you will need an experienced Delray Beach swimming pool accident lawyer to help enforce them. At Leifer & Ramirez, our attorneys advocate for those injured by negligence or carelessness in operating pools, parks, and other water-related activity centers. We are dedicated to ensuring you get the top compensation allowed by law for such losses as medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents
Owners, operators, managers, and other entities have a duty to ensure the swimming pool is safe for visitors. When they fail in this duty, a victim can suffer serious injuries. Because any body of water carries a risk of drowning, there is also a risk of drowning death. Some examples of negligence in swimming pool accidents include:
- Failure to have a lifeguard on duty;
- Carelessness in hiring or training lifeguards;
- Defective equipment, such as ladders, diving boards, and slides;
- Municipal code violations;
- Failure to post signs on pool depth, diving restrictions, warnings on running, and others;
- Not locking gates or access points for dangerous areas;
- Failing to properly treat water to prevent the outbreak of dangerous bacteria; and,
- Many more.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common types of injuries at pools because the water splashes onto the deck, creating an extremely slippery surface. However, guests can also sustain lacerations and bruises on sharp edges, or suffer head injuries if they dive into unmarked, shallow waters. Drownings are the most tragic type of swimming pool accident. Unfortunately, they are often preventable and only occur due to negligence.
Compensation for Visitors and Victims of Swimming Pool Accident Injuries
If you are hurt at a pool, you may be able to recover compensation from the party that shirked the legal duty of care. You may be able to recover for such losses as:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering; and,
- Other damages depending on the details of your case.
In the event that you lost a loved one through a drowning, you may also have rights.
Our swimming pool accident attorneys at Leifer & Ramirez represent all victims who suffer injuries, whether you reside here in South Florida or are visiting. In many situations, we can handle your claim without the need to return to Florida. Since we settle most cases involving premises liability out-of-court, you would only need to come back if your claim goes to trial.
Discuss Your Claim with a Delray Beach Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer
For a free consultation, please contact Leifer & Ramirez to schedule an appointment with a swimming pool accident attorney. You can reach our Delray Beach office at 561-660-9421 or by going online, and we look forward to hearing from you.