Swimming Pool, Lake or Pond Injury

Personal Injury Cases

Swimming Pool, Lake or Pond Injury

Swimming pool and water injuries are a lot more common than most people realize. The most common and dangerous swimming pool hazard is accidental drowning. According to the Center for Disease Control, there were an average of over 3500 non-boat related accidental drowning deaths per year in the United States between 2005 and 2014. Unfortunately, drowning rates are highest among children ages 1-4. Not all drowning incidents are fatal. However, non-fatal drowning victims often suffer permanent lifetime injuries such as brain damage. A pool, pond or lake owner may be held legally liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from accidental drownings. If you or someone that you know has been involved in a drowning accident, you need to immediately contact a Connecticut personal injury attorney.

Swimming Pool Liability

The owner of a swimming pool is legally obligated to take proper precautions to protect the safety of people using their pool and other visitors to their property. For example, many local jurisdictions have enacted ordinances requiring pool owners to erect barricades to prevent children and others from accidentally falling into their pools. A pool owner may also be liable for injuries or deaths resulting from the failure to provide adequate supervision of people, especially children, who are using his pool. Proving whether or not a pool owner took adequate precautions to prevent swimming pool injuries can be tricky.

Licari, Walsh & Sklaver, LLC

The experienced New Haven personal injury lawyers at Licari, Walsh & Sklaver, LLC have been helping personal injury victims since 1999. If a loved one has been injured in a pool accident, you should immediately contact the Licari Law firm for a free and confidential case evaluation. Don’t try to handle these kinds of cases on your own. Call Licari, Walsh & Sklaver, LLC today.