As pools around Georgia open for the summer, many Atlanta residents will be taking advantage of both public and private pools in the area. While pools offer people a much needed break from the heat and provide an excellent opportunity for exercise, they also involve certain risks. In order to properly maintain a pool, a number of chemicals are required, some of which have the potential to cause serious injury. When these chemicals are improperly stored, children or even adults may inadvertently be exposed to them, potentially causing bodily harm. Fortunately, Georgia law allows people injured by the negligence of others to recover for their losses by filing a personal injury claim. As a result, anyone injured by improperly stored pool chemicals should consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
Pool Chemical Injuries
According to a report published by NBC News, 4,876 people went to emergency rooms because of injuries caused by pool chemicals, with almost half of these victims being under 18. The chemicals used to maintain a sanitary pool include chlorine and bromine, which have the potential to cause serious injuries, including respiratory issues and chemical burns. In some cases, the injuries that people who are exposed to pool chemicals can result in long-term complications, including:
These injuries may require intensive medical care and ongoing treatment. In addition, victims may be unable to work for an extended period, and in some cases, may develop long-term disabilities. It is essential, therefore, for victims to ensure that their rights are protected by consulting with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A Brooks personal injury attorney will be able to review the facts of your case and determine whether you have legal claim.
Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured by negligently stored pool chemicals, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Fayette personal injury lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.