Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents and Why You May Need a Personal Injury Attorney

woman on a pool floatTaking a swim in a swimming pool is a great way to exercise and have fun when the weather is warm. While pools are not inherently dangerous, accidents can and do occur in and around them. Injuries can happen even if you and your family are careful. In Columbia, MD, a personal injury attorney can determine if you have a case for compensation for your injuries.

Many accidents occur because people jump into a swimming pool without knowing how to swim. Learning how to swim is a personal responsibility; however, a lack of supervision at a hotel or public pool can be considered negligence. Water safety officials say that people who drink while swimming are also a major cause of tragedy. If a lifeguard at a private or public location allows swimmers to drink, they and the place where they work could be held liable.

Swimming pools are supposed to be fun, but too much playing around can lead to accidents and injuries. In addition, lack of or improper security could result in the drowning of small children.

If a family member receives injuries at a facility’s or another person’s swimming pool, you may have a liability case. Reach out to The Ingram Firm for a consultation with a personal injury attorney to discuss your matter.