Elgin Swimming Pool Accident Attorney
Elgin swimming pool accidents only take a moment to occur, but their results can be devastating. When pool safety regulations are not consistently and purposefully followed as a way to prevent drownings and other accidents, victims can be left with catastrophic injuries that permanently change the course of their lives and that of all of their loved ones.
Personal injury lawyers know that pools are a common location for accidents of all kinds, including the following:
- Slip and falls
- Diving accidents
- Diving board-induced accidents
Many of these accidents can result in severe trauma to an individual. When the victim is young, the loss can be even greater. Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, broken bones and death are all distinct possibilities at a pool. Drowning victims who survive an accident may have severe neurological damage that leaves them disabled for life.
Carpentersville Personal Injury Lawyers
Pools require regular maintenance, which may be neglected over time, especially on private property. Dangerous conditions in pools may include damaged or missing pool ladders, unclear water, overcrowding, missing or broken pool enclosures and no safety lines between deep and shallow water.
Just as with porch/balcony collapse accidents, victims of swimming pool accidents have rights under premises liability laws. Pool owners have a clear responsibility to lawful visitors who visit their pools to ensure that the facility is well maintained and safe for regular use. An experienced swimming pool accident attorney would also investigate whether pool and pool equipment manufacturers and vendors, pool and property maintenance companies and private or commercial property owners might share responsibility for an accident.
Premises Liability and Compensation
Whether an accident happens at a private or public pool or at a neighbor’s home, premises liability laws can help provide accident victims and their families with fair compensation for accident injuries. At Cary J. Wintroub & Associates, every premise liability attorney is prepared to take the necessary time to research and understand all aspects of your matter and advocate for the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured at a pool, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney. Call (312) 726-1021.