Swimming Pool & Water Park Accidents
Our attorneys are dedicated to educating swimmers and hot tub owners of the dangers and risks of swimming pool and hot tub drowning and injuries.
Nonfatal drownings can cause brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities including memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning.
Swimming pool and hot tub injuries also include slips and falls on slippery pool decking surfaces which have not been properly cleaned and/or scrubbed. Like with dog bites, the owner of the pool is typically a friend or family member and the case can be complex and will require a personal injury attorney to provide emotional separation between the victims and the property owner.
Additionally, a thorough investigation is required to examine all aspects of the premises owner’s negligence, for instance, were building codes and safety codes violated? Going to trial in swimming pool injury cases will usually require the use of safety experts, forensic experts and excellent trial lawyers. For example, an expert will need to evaluate whether a public or private swimming pool had the adequate number of lifeguards given the number of swimmers present. These issues are expensive to litigate and that is why McAleer Law works on a contingency fee and advances all costs.
If you are faced with an injury or death caused by a swimming pool or hot tub accident, act quickly to avoid allowing the statute of limitations to expire. If the swimming pool is a public swimming pool, an ante litem notice may have to be filed within six (6) months of the injury. The experts at McAleer Law are here to help.