Swimming pools are incredibly popular locations for individuals and families alike, particularly during the summer, as people seek to beat the heat and still remain active. However, it is not uncommon for serious injuries to occur in and around a swimming pool. At the Jardine Law Offices, we are here to help when you need to Salt Lake City swimming pool accident attorney. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling these cases, and we will do what it takes to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Injuries can occur at any type of swimming pool in the Salt Lake City area. This includes pools located at private residences, pools at businesses, and publicly maintained swimming pools. In each of these instances, property owners or operators have a duty to ensure that the pool and the pool area are safe for patrons.
Unfortunately, serious injuries can occur in swimming pool areas. Most people think of swimming pool injuries as being simply scrapes and bruises, but the reality is that pool injuries can be much more severe and lead to victims suffering from short- or long-term disabilities.
The most severe injury that can occur at a swimming pool is a drowning incident. According to information from the National Safety Council, swimming pool drownings affect children under the age of 15 more than any other age group, and younger boys more than girls. Drownings in this age range usually occur due to a lack of supervision in and around in the swimming pool area. In some cases, these injuries occur because the owners of a swimming pool failed to properly secure the premises with a fence and locking gate. In these cases, the property owner could likely be held liable under Utah’s attractive nuisance laws, even if the child was trespassing when they were injured.
Even if a person drowns and is revived, they could sustain significant brain damage from a lack of oxygen.
However, drownings are not the only type of injuries that occur at swimming pools. It is not uncommon for swimming pool patrons to sustain:
Some of the leading causes of these injuries include issues that should have been taken care of by property owners, to include:
In some cases, swimming pool patrons can also sustain chemical burns or respiratory problems due to the misuse of pool chemicals. Conversely, a lack of the use of proper chemicals in a swimming pool could lead to patrons contracting severe infections.
Please note that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many public and private pool owners have limited the number of people allowed at the pool. Failing to do so could present a significant risk of spreading this dangerous virus.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in or around a swimming pool in the Salt Lake City area, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. If the careless or negligent actions of another person or property owner caused your injuries, you could be entitled to significant compensation. This could include:
At the Jardine Law Offices, we are here to help when you need a Salt Lake City swimming pool accident attorney. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 801-350-3506 for a free consultation.