Facebook Pixel Code Tennessee Swimming Pool Accidents and Liability - Ponce Law
CALL 24/7 (615) 244-4325
by | February 20, 2012

Swimming pools are a source of fun for adults and kids alike, especially during the hot summer months. Too often though, what begins as innocent fun turns into tragedy because of a swimming pool accident or fatality. Even the most experienced swimmers can sustain serious injuries or die as a result of a swimming pool accident in Tennessee. Unfortunately, many swimming pool accidents and fatalities occur because the swimming pool owner or operator failed to properly maintain the property and ensure the safety of the pool equipment and swimmers. Approximately 350 children under the age of five drown in swimming pools each year, and another 2,600 are treated for near-drowning incidents. If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident in Tennessee, contact a TN swimming pool accident attorney for legal help today.

Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents and Injuries in TN

Swimming pool accidents don’t necessarily have to result in drowning. There are a number of other serious injuries associated with swimming pool accidents in Tennessee, including lacerations, broken bones, paralysis, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and slip and fall injuries, which can have life-altering consequences. There are also a number of possible causes of swimming pool accidents, the most common of which include:

Swimming Pool Accident Injury Liability

If a swimming pool accident occurs because of a faulty or poorly-designed product, the resulting lawsuit would be considered a product liability claim, which can be brought against the product designer, the manufacturer of the product, or various parties involved in marketing the defective product. Faulty products associated with swimming pool accidents may include a defective drain cover, pool cover, sump pump, or even the faulty design of the pool itself. Products commonly used in and around the pool can also cause swimming pool accidents and injuries, including slides, flotation devices for small children, and toys like water guns.

Some injuries in and around swimming pools may be caused by poor maintenance, in which case the resulting claim would be considered a premise liability lawsuit. Common examples of premise liability in swimming pool accidents include a poorly repaired area that causes a slip and fall accident, a loose ladder or set of stairs that results in a slip and fall or laceration, or an improperly maintained fence or gate that allows a small child to enter the pool area and suffer injuries or drown.

Swimming pool accidents caused by negligence, on the other hand, may occur when the owner of the property hasn’t taken adequate care to protect the people swimming or using the area for recreation. This may include a lifeguard’s failure to pay attention to swimmers in the pool, a pool owner’s failure to post signs warning of all dangers, or a pool owner’s or operator’s failure to remove hazards from the swimming pool area, including broken glass or spilled water.

Contact a Nashville Swimming Pool Accident Attorney for Help

The consequences resulting from a Tennessee swimming pool accident can be devastating. If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury caused by a swimming pool accident, or if you lost a loved one in a swimming pool accident, contact an experienced Nashville swimming pool accident attorney for help. You may have grounds to file an injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit against the swimming pool owner or operator, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills, and any other expenses related to the accident. With the help of an experienced TN swimming pool accident lawyer, you can protect your legal rights and hold the allegedly negligent party accountable for your injuries.

Free Case Review

Case Evaluation

"*" indicates required fields

MM slash DD slash YYYY

No Fee Guarantee

Our Reviews

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    As a Non-Tennessee resident, I selected Ponce Law after reading the reviews. You guys were spot on. This firm has some of the nicest, knowledgeable and easiest lawyers and staff to work with. I was amazed and very pleased with their diligence and work ethic! Even if I was worried about something and called for advice, they were quick to respond and answered my questions. I will highly recommend this firm.

    Terrence Harris 3 months ago
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Ponce Law Firm, has been the best experience for both of my children. Attorney helped me through all the process in a very timely profesional way. The Staff has been by far the best! I highly recommend this law firm.

    Ailed Martinez 2 months ago
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    I called ponce law after my motorcycle crash. I worked with Brian and Cheyenne and they were phenomenal to work with, very responsive, and always kept me updated with the status of my case. Thank you Cheyenne and Brian highly recommend the Ponce team!

    ezekiel Johnson 3 months ago
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Always very professional. When we first called we had no idea if we even had a case, they told us we did. And even though the resolution took a little bit longer than expected, the wait was worth it. They get results and I really appreciated that they consistently gave me updates on the status of my case without me even asking. Thank you Ponce Law!

    Karla Drumm 3 weeks ago
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Ponce law was amazing! All of the attorneys and paralegals were extraordinary and very competent! And a special shout out to Monserrat for always keeping me updated and in the loop!!!

    Paul Little 3 months ago
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    My experience with Ponce law has been very positive! The paralegal team I had was very helpful through my case and I’m very happy with the outcome they were able to give me.

    GROUND ZERO CONTENT 7 months ago


  • Block Image

    My son was on a school bus… The school bus was hit… He was taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt. A friend of mine, here in town, owns a hair salon. And she had recommended him. So I actually sent Mr. Ponce a message on Facebook. He said he would love to help! And you know, asked me for some more details. And I’ll give them to him. Some things were sent electronically. That I could just go online and do. And it would be done with! Even the times that I have come into the office. I’m not stuck sitting out in the waiting room forever. I’m brought straight back. And within a minute or two… We were already started!

    – April

    View More Testimonials

  • Block Image

    The day of my accident, I was riding my scooter and then all sudden… The car just popped out of that other oncoming traffic. As far as trying to find a lawyer… It seemed like we could do it on our own… But it still seemed so iffy! I asked a friend what he thought, they’d mentioned Michael Ponce. And then when it was mentioned… It wasn’t with like… any hesitation. You should call Ponce Law because they will exceed your expectations.

    – Ian

    View More Testimonials

  • Block Image

    Out of nowhere… Come a car and she hit us head-on. I thought for a moment that my wife was going to die, you know… But we’re all good! I just needed to find somebody that would have our back… I chose Michael because he’s going to be upfront with ya, he will definitely have your back!

    – Ray

    View More Testimonials

Ponce Law Awards & Recognition

Recent Blog Posts

View All Blog Posts

Ponce Law