Injuries that result from pool accidents often involve brain damage and death caused by oxygen deprivation. As a result, pool accidents can involve substantial financial loss in terms of medical costs, lost wages and a diminished quality of life.

At the law office of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., our attorneys work with experienced medical economists and life-care planners in determining costs associated with a pool accident injury or fatality. In cases involving the need for in-home nursing care or long-term care in a facility, our office assists clients in setting up a special-needs trust with the proceeds from any award or settlement from their case.

We can help you achieve justice and provide financial security for an injured family member. To schedule a free appointment, contact the pool accident attorneys at the law office of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., today. Call 305-662-6178.

CAUSES OF POOL ACCIDENTS

The personal injury attorneys at Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., represent people injured in pool accidents due to:

  • Unlocked or unsecured gates
  • Absence of lifeguards
  • Failure to properly mark water depth
  • Incorrectly positioned diving boards
  • Defective/absent pool drains
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Code violations
  • Improper surfaces on pool edging, causing slips and falls

POOL ACCIDENTS AND LIABILITY

Strict liability attaches to pool owners and pool operators. Strict liability is a concept in civil law stating that a person can be held liable for harm to others that results from owning inherently dangerous animals, materials, drugs or structures. Under tort law, strict liability attaches to the owner of something considered inherently dangerous, regardless of fault: If young children trespass on property and wander into a tool shed that has blasting caps in it, the owner of the shed may still be held liable for their injuries.

Even if pool owners are not in violation of any codes, they can still be held liable for injuries in cases where they fail to plan for children or vulnerable adults wandering unattended onto their property. If a private pool is not properly secured, it may serve as what is known as an attractive nuisance, which also attaches strict liability to the pool’s owner.

INVESTIGATING POOL ACCIDENTS

At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., our attorneys work with investigators when necessary to determine how a pool accident happened and how it could have been avoided. We interview witnesses, take photographs, and take note of the physical condition and layout of a pool and the surrounding area. We expose negligence and demand nothing less than a settlement or award proportional to our client’s losses.

To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, contact pool accident lawyers at the law office of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., today.

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