Corpus Christi Swimming Pool Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a swimming pool on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your suffering. The attorneys at Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys are here to help you understand and fight for your legal rights. We understand how serious a swimming pool injury can be if the pool area is not properly supervised or if a lack of maintenance poses a health risk. When you visit a pool, you expect that it is properly maintained and that there is enough supervision to handle any emergency that may come up. But when someone else’s negligence causes you or someone you love to be injured, they should be held accountable. The premises liability lawyers from Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys are dedicated to helping the victims of swimming pool accidents recover compensation for their injuries. To learn more about your legal rights after a swimming pool injury, contact us at 361-888-8808 today.
Do I Need a Swimming Pool Injury Lawyer?
Premises liability laws can be quite difficult to understand, and even more difficult to fight in court, especially if you don’t have any experience in the area. A lawyer will be able to use their knowledge and experience to increase your chances of a successful case and win you a higher rate of compensation. Many parties can be involved in a premises liability case and there are specific requirements that must be in place in order to prove liability. Lawyers have the time, connections, and dedication to make a full investigation and make sure no stone goes unturned in your case. When you have a lawyer you can trust, they will fight for your rights for you while you focus on your recovery.
Why Choose Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys to Handle My Case?
Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys has been representing the Corpus Christi community for over 50 years in personal injury cases. We’re honored by the opportunity to serve you and we work tirelessly to make sure you don’t have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. We understand how debilitating – physically and financially – a serious injury can be, and we want to help take the financial pressure off. We’re proud of our relationships with our clients. We treat our clients with the empathy they deserve after a serious injury, but we also fight each case as hard as we can because our clients have trusted us to help them get the compensation they are entitled to. After countless successful cases, we’re confident in our ability to get you a good deal. That’s why you don’t pay us any fees until we win your case.
Common Swimming Pool Injuries and Risks
Swimming pools carry many inherent risks. Even strong swimmers experience accidents, especially if a pool is poorly maintained or supervised. Risk in swimming pools is highest for small children. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 5,600 children under the age of 15 are taken to the emergency room every year for injuries related to swimming pool accidents, and there is an average of 367 fatalities per year. About 75% of those children were under the age of five. The most common scenario for such fatalities occurred because an adult was not watching the child at the time of the incident, but a lack of a barrier around the pool or inadequate maintenance causing poor visibility also increase the risk of a swimming pool injury.
While drowning is the most known pool injury, submersion in a swimming pool can also cause other nonfatal injuries with lasting damage. Loss of breath underwater can lead to chest pains and wheezing, and can exacerbate existing respiratory conditions like asthma. Hypothermia is also a common pool injury. Submersion in water that is too cold to swim in can show symptoms such as shaking, shallow breathing, a weak pulse, drowsiness, confusion, and loss of consciousness. Other pool injuries can occur when the water is contaminated or if someone gets stuck inside or otherwise injured by the water circulation system including drain and suction outlets.
With the risks so high, it is important that laws are followed at swimming pools. There are legal requirements for public swimming pools that must be met, including proper signage, maintenance, emergency phones, lifeguard necessity, depth markers, chemicals that can be used, and inclement weather protocol. If all of these conditions are not up to the legal requirement, we can make a case for their liability if it led to an injury.
The standard for private swimming pools is lower, but owners still have a responsibility to warn swimmers about any potential risks. Private swimming pool owners also have a responsibility to erect fences or covers for their swimming pools. In premises liability law, swimming pools are considered an “attractive nuisance.” Children may not realize the inherent danger of a swimming pool, so even if they trespass onto a property with an unprotected swimming pool and are injured, the property owner can be held accountable.
Swimming Safety Tips
There is no excuse for someone’s negligence at the pool, so here are ways you can prevent swimming pool injuries:
- Never leave children unattended in or around the water
- Swim with a buddy and don’t swim in a pool alone
- Teach children how to swim at a young age to prevent unintentional drowning
- Keep children away from pool drains and suction outlets
- Become CPR certified or make sure someone at the pool is
- Make sure there is a fence or other barrier
- Avoid excessive alcohol use at the pool
- Learn the symptoms of pool-related injuries to spot any emergencies early
If you or a loved one were injured in a swimming pool due to someone else’s negligence, you can hold them financially accountable for your injuries and expenses.
You should not have to suffer financially because of someone else’s negligence at their swimming pool. If you or someone you love has been injured at someone else’s swimming pool, you are entitled to financial compensation if their error has caused your injury. The premises liability lawyers at Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys are dedicated to helping you fight for your rights and secure your financial compensation. Call us today for a free consultation at 361-888-8808 to discuss the details of your case.