New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyers for Swimming Pool Accidents
Spending time at the pool is a fun and relaxing way to unwind, especially during the warm weather months in Louisiana. Unfortunately, pools can also pose a serious safety hazard when not properly maintained and attended.
The New Orleans premises liability lawyers at Bloom Legal help people injured in pool and other accidents get back on their feet with the compensation they need to recover after an accident. We are accomplished litigators and negotiators who combine decades of legal experience to serve our neighbors throughout the metro area. Our swimming pool accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless you win your case.
At Bloom Legal, our attorneys understand the pain and stress that can come with being injured in an accident, especially when it is caused through no fault of your own. We understand the specific complications that can arise when a person from out of state is injured while visiting New Orleans for business or vacation.
Common Swimming Pool Accidents & Causes
Swimming pool accidents can happen in a wide variety of ways. They often occur with little or no advance warning, leaving those involved in the accident without time to prepare. We commonly see the following types of pool accidents:
- Slips or trips and falls
- Cuts, gashes and other wounds from broken glass
These and other pool accidents are often a result of a failure to warn of various safety hazards, negligent supervision or insufficient upkeep and maintenance. Damaged pool entry and exit ways, malfunctioning lights, missing emergency equipment and absent lifeguards commonly contribute to making swimming areas prone to accidents and injury.
Who is Responsible for Louisiana Swimming Pool Accidents?
Anyone who is injured in a swimming pool accident in Louisiana has the right to seek compensation from those responsible.
The money damages in these cases often include compensation for current and future medical bills, as well as for any property damage, missed wages or reduced earning capacity as a result of the injuries. In the tragic situation in which a person dies by drowning or in another type of pool accident, his or her family can also seek compensation for wrongful death.
The owner of the pool, hotel or the property on which the accident happened owes anyone who visits certain legal responsibilities. The owner is required to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition and take steps to keep visitors safe. It is also obligated to warn people of any hazards that the owner knows about or should know about through reasonable inspection.
A person or entity that does not live up to these responsibilities is likely to be legally liable for any injuries that happen as a result.
Speak with a New Orleans Personal Injury Injury Lawyer Today
At Bloom Legal, our personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping people injured in all types of accidents, including those at swimming pools. We work to resolve these cases efficiently and effectively, whether that is through negotiated settlement or trial.
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Posted By: Sarah Perrie