Swimming Pool Accidents
Our Oklahoma City, OK child injury attorneys help you hold negligent property owners accountable when swimming pool accidents happen.
Swimming provides hours of enjoyment in the warm weather months. In order to protect those in and out of the water, swimming pool owners must provide proper maintenance and take certain safety precautions. When they fail to do so, serious and potentially life-threatening swimming pool accidents can happen as a result. Sadly, children are among the most common victims.
At Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker, our experienced Oklahoma City child injury attorneys provide the caring client service and professional legal representation you need when swimming pool accidents impact someone you love. We hold negligent pool owners accountable so that you can get the compensation you need to recover.
Our Oklahoma City Child Injury Attorneys Protect You When Swimming Pool Accidents Happen
Children love to go swimming and often show no fear when it comes to water. Unfortunately, this can have tragic results when swimming pool owners fail to take appropriate safety precautions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidental drownings are one of the leading causes of unintentional injury death. They claim the lives of more than 10 people each day and roughly one out of every five victims is a child.
When swimming pool accidents happen, you can count on our Oklahoma City child injury attorneys to provide the compassionate care and trusted legal guidance you need. At Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker, we protect the rights of clients in cases involving fatal drownings and other common swimming pool accidents, including:
- Slip and fall accidents on pool decks;
- Diving board accidents;
- Non-fatal drownings;
- Electrocutions due to faulty wiring or grounding in pool pumps;
- Life-threatening infections, which can happen when pools are not cleaned properly.
Who is Responsible for Swimming Pool Accidents?
While parents may be quick to blame themselves for swimming pools, it is often the property owner who is responsible. At Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker, common causes of swimming pool accidents in cases our Oklahoma City child injury attorneys represent include:
- Failure to provide adequate fencing around the pool;
- Failure to provide lifeguards and other monitors;
- Failure to properly maintain the swimming pool or filtration systems;
- Failure to provide non-skid surfaces surrounding the pool;
- Failure to provide proper safety equipment to respond to accidental drownings and other swimming pool accidents that can happen.
Under the Oklahoma Statutes, property owners have a duty to maintain the safety of the premises and to warn visitors when potentially dangerous conditions exist. When they fail to do so and swimming pool accidents happen as a result, you are entitled to compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages you suffer as a result.
Reach Out to Our Oklahoma City Child Injury Attorneys Today
At Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker, you can count on us to protect the rights of you and your child when swimming pool accidents happen. Reach out and call 405-886-9660 or contact our Oklahoma City child injury attorneys online to request a consultation today.