Every summer, a new season of water-centered activities emerges which often includes boating, waterparks, and pool-time activities. However, along with this new season comes the added risk of pool accidents, especially to children. While pools are often found in private residential communities, pool accidents can occur at public parks, hotels, or water parks when a supervisor fails to adequately watch swimmers, or other “attractive nuisances” attract a child to a dangerous pool. If you or a loved one have been injured in a pool accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries or your loss.
Texas Pool Accident Statistics
As of the beginning of September 2015, 68 children had drowned in Texas in the calendar year. This number is almost the entirety of the number of drowning fatalities which occurred during 2014, and seems set to increase as the months continue. These statistics represent an exceptionally high number of tragic deaths which could have been easily prevented by supervision and safety procedures.
While the vast majority of pool accidents occur when supervisors are either not available or have negligently performed their duties, pool accidents can additionally occur in situations where private residences have what is labeled an “attractive nuisance.” In these situations, while children may be seen as trespassers on a private residence, a homeowner who has a pool that is not safely guarded to prevent trespassers from entering the water, could be held liable for any pool accidents which occur on their property.
Pool Accident Claim Recovery
The vast majority of pool accidents unfortunately involve fatal drownings and typically involve young children. However, in select cases, some drowning victims may survive, although may suffer severe brain injury due to the lack of oxygen flow to the brain during the accident. In these situations, the negligent supervisor should be held liable for the resulting medical expenses and any other financial expenses. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in determining the full extent of damages you are entitled to receive as a result of the pool accident. As a victim of a pool accident, you should not be forced to cover all the expenses which occur as a result of the accident, but should instead be able to bring a claim against the responsible party.
Malley Law Firm | Houston Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pool accident, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in assisting clients with their personal injury claims, including those stemming from pool accidents. The pool is supposed to represent a relaxing escape from daily life, not the scene of a tragic accident. The negligent party responsible for a pool accident should be held accountable for any resulting injuries. Tony Malley will help you through this difficult process and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive compensation for the tragic pool accident that occurred. Contact our Beaumont or Houston offices today for your initial free consultation.