What To Do After A Swimming-Pool Accident
If your child suffered serious injury or drowned in a swimming pool accident, contact us to explore whether you have a claim for damages. Our lawyers provide experienced and compassionate representation in hard-to-prove premises liability claims.
The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, of Manassas, Virginia, is a known and respected law firm serving clients across Northern Virginia . We have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in a wide range of personal injury cases, including swimming and diving accidents:
- Slip-and-fall injuries (ladders, pool decks, locker room tile)
- Head injury/concussion
- Neck, back or spinal cord injuries
- Brain injury from near-drowning
Swimming Pool Accident? Free Case Evaluation at 866-719-4394
Public Pools and Beaches • Health Clubs • Water Slides
Once the owners of a pool assume the duty of providing a lifeguard, they accept liability for injuries stemming from negligence. The most common scenarios are (a) inattentive lifeguards and (b) too few lifeguards for the number of people. We have helped clients bring claims against privately owned swimming pools, such as a fitness club or indoor water park, as well as government entities that operate community pools or public swimming beaches. (Most hotel pools do not provide lifeguards and swimmers enter at their own risk.)
Private (Backyard) Pools
An in-ground, above-ground or even a kiddie pool presents inherent risks for unattended children. The owners/parents have a duty to supervise poolside (not merely “check on” the swimmers), especially children under 6. Neighbors can also be liable for injuries from ladders, diving boards and equipment, and accountable for maintaining gates and fences to keep young children out.
If your child suffered a swimming pool accident, let us determine if you have a claim. We offer a free consultation at 866-719-4394. There are no attorney fees unless we take your case and secure compensation.