Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents and Injuries
A swimming pool can provide an abundant source of enjoyment and hours of entertainment for both children and adults alike. Swimming pools can also pose a very real risk and threat to those who use them. Negligence or carelessness around a swimming pool can easily lead to severe and debilitating swimming pool injuries or a wrongful death. Some of the most common causes of swimming pool accidents are:
- Damaged surfaces around the edge of the pool
- Defective equipment or unsafe pool components
- Lack of adequate supervision
- A failure to post the necessary warning signs and depth markers
- Having electronic devices too close to the water
- Failure to properly secure the pool area
- Excessive pool chemicals
- Lack of proper maintenance
If you or someone you love has been injured in a swimming pool accident, you owe it to yourself to obtain legal representation from an experienced Tucson swimming pool accident attorney at our firm. The attorneys at our firm are steadfast supporters of accident victims' rights. We have more than 120 years combined experience practicing personal injury law and we have won many million-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. Each one of our attorneys has been included in an Arizona Super Lawyers® list and has received an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Filing a Swimming Pool Accident Claim in Tucson
To file a lawsuit or claim after sustaining injuries in a swimming pool accident it is first necessary to provide evidence of intentional wrongdoing or negligence. If another person's actions or failure to act lead to your injuries, you may be able to file a swimming pool accident claim to recover damages for your injuries. Swimming pool injuries are often quite severe. Slipping and falling near the edge of the pool could cause brain injuries or spinal cord injuries which may require a lifetime of medical care and attention. An incorrect amount of pool chemicals could result in burn injuries necessitating skin grafts or other plastic surgery procedures. Without the proper supervision, an individual who cannot swim well could end up drowning and losing his or her life.