Pools are one of the most popular places to have fun and stay cool during the hot Florida summer days. Unfortunately, as the temperature rises, so do the occurrences of swimming pool injuries and pool accidents throughout the state of Florida. Resulting in over 3,500 deaths each year, it is clear that pool accidents are both frequent and tragic for those involved. In addition to drowning, Florida pool accidents can result in a variety of serious injuries, including:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Brain damage
Regardless of its severity, any injury sustained in or around a pool can be a frightening and stressful event. There are, however, things that pool owners and managers can do to prevent injuries:
- Always provide supervision of pool areas
- Ensure that all pool safety rules are followed (i.e. no running, horseplay, etc.)
- Maintain proper upkeep of pool grounds and security equipment
- Keep area around pool clear of furniture, toys or other hazardous objects
The most important part of preventing Florida pool accidents is ensuring that the area around the pool is safe and that proper supervision is provided. Negligent pool owners and managers that are careless in following these guidelines, thereby allowing a serious injury to occur, can be held legally responsible. If you or a family member has suffered a serious or even fatal injury in a Florida pool accident, contact our attorneys at Chalik & Chalik today.
Our family-oriented team of attorneys are available for a free initial consultation to learn more about your rights. The South Florida Injury Lawyers of Chalik & Chalik will travel to any location necessary to meet with you to hear your case.
Call 855-529-0269 today!