Pool Accident Lawyer in McAllen, TX
Swimming Pool and Drowning Incidents
Texas weather has made swimming pools a common site throughout the state. Whether they are public pools, private facilities, or pools at private residences, these recreational water holes pose several unique dangers. Some of the most common types of pool accidents and causes of accidents are:
- Diving accidents
- Defective equipment
- Slip & fall accidents
- Drowning accidents
- Hazardous and toxic materials
- Spa accidents
- Drain accidents
- Health and safety violations
When it can be proven that an injury or illness was caused by the negligence of another, victims can complete the personal injury claim process and obtain compensation. Whether or not you are eligible to recover damages will depend heavily on the circumstances involved in your accident, particularly if it occurred at a public facility or private pool.
Holding Property Owners Liable
Many pool accidents tend to fall into the legal area of premises liability, including the following examples:
Public facilities are required to keep their premises safe for visitors and guests. Defective equipment, unmarked pool depths, and overcrowded conditions that exceed maximum occupancy regulations are just a few conditions that can result in property owner liability. Among the most common causes of injuries at public pools are lifeguard issues, including understaffing and unqualified or improperly trained lifeguards.
Owners of private pools can also be held responsible for accidents and injuries that occur as the result of their negligence. Common causes include insufficient supervision, unsafe equipment, and a lack of safety gates.
Committed to Clients
At Stern Law Group, our legal team is committed to meeting the needs and goals of the victims we represent. While working aggressively on your claim and compensation, we also make it a point to provide you with any assistance you may need during the course of your case, including any necessary medical or financial assistance. If you have been injured in a pool accident, Stern Law Group can give you the experienced and proven legal representation you need to be successful and the passionate support you deserve. Contact our firm today to consult a McAllen personal injury lawyer.