The arrival of spring and warmer weather means pool owners will be itching to uncover and clean out the pool to begin enjoying it with family and friends. But any body of water poses risks, even an inviting private swimming pool. Drowning deaths are far too common in Georgia. Both businesses and homeowners have a legal obligation to keep their pool and surrounding environment safe.
When an accident or drowning death occurs because of unsafe conditions or practices, the property owner is guilty of negligence and may be liable to pay losses to the offended party. Swimming pool safety and negligence claims fall under Georgia premises liability laws. Kevin P. Race and The Race Law Firm provide compassionate, yet firm legal representation for victims of swimming accidents or fatalities.
Common Swimming Pool Accidents
Far too many injury and fatality accidents that occur around swimming pools are preventable. Perhaps this is why these tragedies are so horrific. Simple safety measures like secure ladders, fencing and gates and enforcing safety rules can prevent serious accidents, like:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls or injuries from loose or broken pool equipment or surfaces
- Injuries from foreign or sharp objects in the pool
- Suction injuries caused by unsecured drain covers
Sustaining an injury or losing a loved one because of someone else’s negligence is tragic and unnecessary. Many swimming-related accident injuries require extensive medical treatment and therapies. These costs can easily surpass any existing insurance coverage by the involved parties. A premises liability claim could possibly provide you with adequate compensation to cover these and other related costs.
Seasoned Premises Liability Representation in Georgia
If you or a loved one sustained an injury or drowned in a swimming pool accident in Georgia, contact the offices of The Race Law Firm. We can provide valuable advice and legal assistance to help you pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim under Georgia premises liability laws.
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