Injured In A Swimming Pool Accident?
A young man breaks his neck diving into a private pool that is just three feet deep. The natural question is why anyone would dive head first into such shallow water. Once the jurors understood why the depth appeared to be deep but in fact was not, they agreed that the owner had a duty to warn our client of the dangers that the owner had negligently and needlessly created.
Swimming pools are inherently dangerous, from the risk of drowning to slip-and-fall injuries and diving accidents. Property owners may be liable for serious injuries or wrongful death if they created dangerous conditions, failed to supervise children or failed to give adequate warning of hazards.
Not every pool accident is grounds for a property owner negligence claim. Let us evaluate the unique facts of your case.
The premises liability law firm of Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. has recovered personal injury and wrongful death compensation for victims of swimming pool accidents in the Austin area and surrounding counties of Central Texas. We can investigate any accident or death involving a backyard pool, apartment complex or hotel pool, or hot tub:
- Accidental drowning or near drowning
- Diving accidents
- Falls on slick decking
- Missing/broken drain covers
- Injuries from rowdy or drunken horseplay
- Providing alcohol to minors
In the real case mentioned above, a decking structure built around an above-ground pool gave the appearance of a deep end when in fact the water was uniformly waist-high. We demonstrated to the jury that depth markings, a “no diving” sign or a verbal warning was merited and likely would have prevented the paralyzing accident.