Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney Serving Shoals Area Victims of Swimming Pool Accidents

the edge of a swimming pool, ripe for an accidentHave you or your child been injured due to a swimming pool accident? If so, you are not alone. Swimming pool accidents are very common, especially in hot parts of the country like our home state. It is not uncommon for people to slip in wet pool areas, or for children to drown if they enter a pool unattended. In fact, drowning is second only to auto accidents as the leading cause of death for all children under the age of 14. We have represented many clients who have become hurt while visiting a swimming pool and we are prepared to help you secure the compensation you need to heal and move forward.

Common Pool Accidents

Due to the nature of pools, it’s nearly impossible to prevent slippery conditions. That being said, pool owners have an obligation to warn visitors of the dangers and assume safety precautions as best as possible. Risks we see currently in our work include, but are not limited to:

  • Broken or eroded ladders, fences, filters, diving boards, or guardrails
  • Failure to provide any or the appropriate number of lifeguards
  • Failure to post adequate warnings
  • Leaks causing water seepage in unexpected areas
  • Debris in entrances, exits, or walkways
  • Illnesses from improper chlorine or chemical concentrations

Trespassing & the Attractive Nuisance Ordinance

Swimming pools are considered an “attractive nuisance” under state and federal laws. This essentially means that pools attract trespassers, especially children, who may not behave safely. In most other cases of premises liability, property owners are not held responsible for injuries that occur when someone trespasses on their property, but not in the case of swimming pools. If your child walked to the neighbor’s house and wanders into the pool or pool area and is hurt, there is a very good chance a personal injury claim against the homeowners would be successful.

John Kennemer Attorney At Law is one of the only sole personal injury practitioners in the Shoals area. If you or a family member has been injured in a dangerous swimming pool accident, contact our Tuscumbia office today at (256) 381-5800 to schedule a free consultation with a trusted premises liability attorney.