The board-certified civil trial attorneys at Heintz & Becker are committed to getting compensation for swimming pool accident victims and their families. Most of the people who are involved in swimming pool accidents in Bradenton, Sarasota and the surrounding parts of Florida are children. We take special care in children’s injury cases, knowing that the compensation we are seeking may need to last the rest of the child’s life.
While swimming pools alone can be very dangerous, the presence of diving boards increases the risk of life-changing injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and paralysis injuries. At the very least, diving boards should come with proper warnings. Even if there is no diving board, the pool should have signage indicating depth and warning against diving. Failure to provide these types of warnings may be considered acts of negligence.
Where was the Swimming Pool Located?
The location of the swimming pool will play a role in the case. If the accident occurred in a backyard swimming pool, one of the most important issues is whether or not the pool was properly fenced. These cases often involve children sneaking into the swimming pool. The law actually requires proper fencing around pools, so failure to do so is a clear indication of negligence on the part of the property owner.
Accidents that occur at resorts may be handled differently. Resorts are businesses, so they have a higher duty of care. They must make certain the pool is properly maintained and supervised. If it is not, our lawyers will work hard to see that the resort owner is held accountable for the results of the swimming pool accident.
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To discuss your swimming pool accident with a premises liability lawyer in Bradenton or Sarasota, call us at 941-748-2916 or send us an e-mail. If you are unable to come to us, we can come to you.