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Our Nashville swimming pool accident lawyers want to help protect your rights to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We have the experience to push back on the big insurance companies and help get you the best possible results. Contact our friendly legal staff anytime—just call 615-244-4325 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents

Although many different factors can contribute to swimming pool injuries, there are two common factors for accidents:

  1. Lack of Supervision
    Adults and lifeguards have a duty to supervise children within close proximity to a pool at all times. It can take only a few minutes for an unattended child to drown after jumping or falling into a pool.
  2. Lack of Security
    Swimming pools are required by law to be fenced with a locking gate to prevent unseen or uninvited guests from falling or jumping into the water. Yet many pools lack these forms of protection, leaving nearby children at risk of serious injury or death.
  3. Slippery Surfaces
    Swimming pool decks and concrete can become extremely slippery when wet, causing a slip and fall risk for anyone nearby.
  4. Poor Pool Maintenance
    Defective slides, ladders, and diving boards can cause serious injuries to pool users.
  5. Lack of Anti-Entrapment Devices
    When swimming pool drain grates are too large, hair, fingers, or clothing can become caught and cause victims to drown.

No matter how your child’s pool accident happened, our legal professionals have the knowledge to investigate the accident and build a strong claim on your family’s behalf.

Examples of Swimming Pool Injuries

Swimming pools are fun, but the dangers they can cause are very real, resulting in everything from cuts and bruises to permanent disability and even death. Examples of swimming pool injuries may include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) resulting from lack of oxygen from being underwater too long
  • Spinal cord injuries from diving into too shallow water
  • Broken bones from slip and fall injuries
  • Chemical burns from exposure to pool chemicals
  • Infections resulting in vision or hearing loss
  • Entrapment injuries from pool drain suction
  • Wrongful death drownings

How to Prevent a Swimming Pool Injury on Your Property

Small children are especially at risk of serious injury or death in a pool on private property, and pool owners need to know that they can be held liable for those injuries even if the children were trespassing. This is because of something called “attractive nuisance” laws.

Attractive nuisance doctrine states that children are not capable of recognizing the dangers of playing in a pool unsupervised, but adults are. Adults should also know that swimming pools are so attractive to small children that they may attempt to trespass in order to swim, so adults must take extra precautions to prevent this.

To help prevent injuries to both invited guests and trespassing children, follow these steps:

  • Fence off the pool area, and keep the gate locked when not in use.
  • Install a pool cover to prevent children from falling in when the pool is not in use.
  • Never allow children in or around your pool without adult supervision.
  • Clearly mark pool depths.
  • Keep the pool clear of debris, such as leaves or pool toys (when not in use) and test the chlorine levels regularly.
  • Get CPR training and keep a first aid kit on hand.
  • Never use your pool in inclement weather.

Experienced Legal Representation

At Ponce Law, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our swimming pool accident attorneys serve clients in the Nashville metro, Goodlettsville, and surrounding areas, and we can help you with your claim with no money down—that’s our No Fee Guarantee®! So give us a call today, and get the professional legal help you need.

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