Swimming Pool Accident Attorney
Determining Liability for a Swimming Pool Accident
In Alabama, premises liability laws state that all property owners are liable for maintaining a reasonably safe environment for their visitors. Should they possess a swimming pool, it is their responsibility to ensure that routine maintenance is conducted, that guests are adequately supervised and that sufficient warning signs are posted.
This responsibility extends beyond those who manage public property—like hotels or community swimming pools—to include those who own residential homes, as well. For this reason, it is important to understand your rights if you or your child has been injured on someone else's property. You may be entitled to compensation if the owner failed to implement reasonable safety measures and/or remedy hazardous conditions.
These conditions could include any of the following:
- Failure to provide an adequate number of lifeguards
- Failure to post sufficient warnings signs around the pool
- Failure to supervise children playing around the pool
- Failure to clear away debris in walkways
- Failure to implement a fence or protective pool covering
- Failure to conduct routine maintenance on the pool
How long will I have to file a lawsuit?
If you are interested in pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent property owner, it is important to understand that you have a limited amount of time to take action. Since all claims are subject to a statute of limitations in Alabama, it is highly recommended that you consult with a Dothan personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Typically,
you must file your case within two years.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the age of the victim, however, this deadline could be extended. Even so, you should not waste any time in enlisting legal counsel—as failing to do so could jeopardize your chances of securing the damages that you are owed. To learn more, contact our firm today for a free initial consultation.
Contact a Dothan Injury Attorney Today
Swimming pool accidents can have catastrophic results—especially when the victim is just a child. For this reason, the team at Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC would like to ensure that you are fairly compensated for the harm that you have suffered if you have been involved in a related accident. We have experience in tackling some of the most complex cases, including those that involve premises liability, so you can rest assured that your case will be in good hands when you enlist the help of our firm.
If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to contact a Dothan personal injury attorney at the firm today for a free case evaluation.
Frequency of Drowning Accidents in the U.S.
According to the CDC, drowning accidents are the leading cause of death in children between the ages of one and four, as well as the second-leading cause of unintentional death for those between the ages of one and fourteen—second only to motor vehicle accidents. What makes these accidents particularly devastating is that most of them happen at home
This means that help is usually just a few yards away. With more than ten people drowning every day in the U.S., and another 5,000 being hospitalized with near-drowning injuries each year, the Dothan injury lawyers at Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC thought it was important to call attention to this issue.