Public Swimming Pool Injury Lawyers
Given the heat and humidity of South Carolina in the summer, public swimming pools become a source of refreshment, fun and entertainment for families and children. Yet, a day of fun could quickly turn to devastation when a serious injury occurs. While the greatest danger associated with public swimming pools is drowning, there are other dangers to be aware of:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Diving board injuries
- Cuts, lacerations or broken bones
- Infection or illness from the parasite cryptosporidium
- Near-drowning, nonfatal incidents (resulting in internal organ damage)
In the wake of a public swimming pool injury or drowning, families are left reeling with emotions and just as many questions. Depending on the cause of the incident, however, victims may be entitled to recover compensation through an accident injury claim if premises liability law determines that some form of negligence contributed to the injury.
At Wern Lawyers in North Charleston, we dedicate our professional lives to personal injury cases, including premises liability and wrongful death claims. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at a public swimming pool and you suspect negligence or wrongdoing, it’s important for you to call us, even if you consider your injuries to be minor.
For a free review of your claim, call the public swimming pool injury attorneys at Wern Lawyers today.
We Protect The Rights Of Those Injured Or Killed In A Public Swimming Pool
Because those that visit public pools are considered “invitees” under premises liability law in South Carolina, there is a duty of the property or pool owner to provide reasonable care so as to prevent injury or death. Yet, when an appropriate standard of care is not given to patrons and injury or death occurs, it is considered negligence. Thus, a negligent act is the carelessness or wrongdoing of a person or institution that contributes to the harm of another. This includes failing to help or act on behalf of another if it could have prevented their injury or death.
To better understand, consider the possible reasons for drowning deaths involving negligence:
- Pool drains that have not been changed to prevent drain entrapment, which occurs as a result of powerful suction of pool or spa drains
- Lack of supervision or even distraction of on-duty lifeguards
- Lack of pool maintenance
- Lack of appropriate signage
- Inadequate fencing or gates
Without question, public pool owners could be liable if any of the above mentioned reasons cause guests or visitors to become hurt or killed. Additionally, if an employee or third party purposefully cause a person serious harm or death, this could be considered gross negligence. Such is the case when a victim is intentionally tripped or pushed into a public pool, leading to serious injury or death.
If you or a loved one have suffered injury or death in an accident at a public pool and you suspect that someone else’s actions or gross negligence is to blame, Wern Lawyers would like to speak with you. With a strong record of advocacy both inside and outside of the courtroom. Our attorneys are positioned to investigate what happened to you and fight for justice and the compensation you need to move forward.
As always, our evaluation of your claim is free of charge. Contact Wern Lawyers in North Charleston and Summerville today.