Boca Raton Swimming Pool Accidents Attorneys
Serving Florida from our Boca Raton Office
Swimming pools are a great way to enjoy the excellent Florida weather year-round without the hassle of going to the beach. A lot of homes in the state have in-ground as well as above-ground swimming pools. While these are meant to be used for recreation and fun, they can also pose a serious health and safety risk to those around them, especially when they are not properly secured or maintained.
These injuries can be severe, and in some cases, fatal. If you or a loved one was injured in a swimming pool accident, then you need a skilled personal injury lawyer to represent your case and protect your rights.
Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents
The causes of swimming pool accidents are many. Some of the more common we have seen include:
- Malfunctioning pool lights
- Missing safety equipment
- Murky or dirty water
- Over-chlorinated water, causing chemical burns to the skin or eyes
- Overcrowded swimming pool
- Negligent lifeguards
- Lack of pool security, safety gates, pool ladders, etc.
- Lack of warning signs
- Slick swimming pool decks or diving boards
- Pools that are too shallow with a diving board
- Defective swimming pool drains
Swimming pool owners have numerous regulations to follow. Owners or managers are required to take care of the swimming pool and ensure safety procedures are followed. Even owners who have fences may neglect to maintain those fences, allowing them to deteriorate. Abandoned or foreclosed homes with swimming pools often allow these pools to sit unsupervised for months.
Regardless of why the pool was dangerous, the owner was negligent by not providing a safe environment for visitors. Therefore, if you are injured because of that negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call the Attorneys at Glotzer & Kobren Today
If you or a loved one suffered from an injury or wrongful death because of a swimming pool accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The Boca Raton swimming pool accidents attorneys at Glotzer & Kobren can file a premises liability lawsuit against the negligent party or swimming pool operator for not following regulations, improper maintenance or hiring untrained lifeguards.
If the injury is caused by a defective product, such as a malfunctioning pool drain, filter or poisonous chemical, our team will hold the manufacturer of that product accountable for releasing an unsafe product to the public.
While there are a number of causes for swimming pool accidents in Florida, one thing is clear: You need a personal injury attorney that specializes in these types of cases. The attorneys at Glotzer & Kobren understand the circumstances of these special types of cases and we will help you get the compensation you deserve.
We are here to help and will take the time to sit down and discuss your potential case for free. We will then determine not only if you have a claim, but the party was negligent, and ultimately owes you damages for your pain and suffering.