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Residential Pool Accidents can Cause Serious Injuries

As the summer months arrive, many of us will be taking advantage of our own or our neighbors and friends private pools in order to get a much-needed break from the heat. While a great way to spend a summer day and get some exercise, residential pools also involve an inherent risk of serious injury. Generally, private pools do not have professional lifeguards on duty, and children may use them with little adult supervision. When an injury occurs at a negligently maintained or secured private pool, the property owner may be legally liable for any losses that result. An experienced Brooks personal injury attorney can help you ensure that you get the compensation you deserve after an accident that occurred at a residential pool.


There are many ways that a private swimming pool injury can occur that can imply negligence on the part of the property owner. Some of the most common include:

 

  • Unsecured pool areas

  • Broken pool gates

  • Inadequate fencing

  • Improper pool maintenance

  • Improper storage of pool chemicals

  • Inadequate supervision

  • Hazardous conditions on pool deck


The injuries that a person can sustain in a private pool accident may cause long-term medical complications. In certain cases, victims will require intensive medical treatment and ongoing care. In addition, those affected may be unable to work for an extended period of time and may even have difficulty performing basic tasks. Fortunately, Georgia law allows people injured by the negligence of others to recover for both economic and noneconomic losses, such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. The best way to ensure that you get the compensation to which you are entitled after sustaining a pool injury is to retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation

The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people who are injured in private pool accidents recover for their losses. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia