Warm Weather Increases the Potential for Swimming Pool Accidents
It’s summertime and the living is easy as millions and millions of people take to swimming pools to cool down from the heat. But it seems that each year, as families take to the water, drownings, and near drownings find their way into the news with too much frequency. Swimming pool accidents do happen, more often than people think.
Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers
Unfortunately, swimming pool tragedies are often compounded by the fact that they often involve small children who have been left unattended or who have not yet learned how to swim. And swimming pool accidents do not discriminate, as they can take place in private pools, public pools, and under an adult’s or lifeguard’s supervision.
Why Do They Happen?
Most accidents take place with a child gets too close to a pool that does not have an adequate safety system in place, which is usually a protective safety fence. It only takes a minute to drown or to become the victim of a permanent brain injury due to being deprived of oxygen for too long.
In cases where there was a lack of adequate safety measures, a victim or their family is well within their rights to seek compensation to help pay for medical bills, home care and rehabilitation costs, and funeral costs.
The Damages Associated with Swimming Pool Accidents
While those costs are fairly easy to calculate, the real work for an attorney comes when making a case for damages related to pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of future wages and other related costs. This can be especially complex when a child is involved because calculations need to be extended out for a much longer period of time.
Talk To A Swimming Pool Accident Attorney
In all swimming pool accident cases, it makes sense to speak with an attorney at the outset of the accident to give yourself the best chance to recover the full damages that you are owed. Williamson Fontenot Campbell & Whittington proudly serves Baton Rouge and other local communities.