Swimming Pool Tragedies
Every Texan knows how blazing hot the climate is in the Lone Star State. Hence why we Texans are experts at figuring out how to cool down. Whether it’s going on a mission to the nearest raspa stand, a desperate trip to the ice skating rink, or like the usual suspects do, frolic at the closest swimming hole. Whatever your escape may be, you will most likely end up at a public pool at least once while serving your summer stint. While at most times attending a public pool is just family fun, sometimes accidents, even tragedies, can occur. Across the Southwest portion of the United States lies the largest concentrations of swimming pools in the country. With this high concentration of swimming pools comes the inevitable high volume of swimming pool tragedies. Unfortunately, swimming pool tragedies are occurring on a regular basis throughout the Southwest in major cities such as San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas, often during peak usage in the summer. These swimming pool accidents are causing serious injury and even death.
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children under the age of 14. Every year more than 1,000 children die from drowning and thousands more are hospitalized due to swimming pool accidents. Most swimming pool tragedies in San Antonio that are occurring are avoidable. With proper supervision and properly trained lifeguards, these accidents should be a thing of the past. Realistically, these accidents are going to continue to happen so it is important to contact our firm to learn about your rights if you find yourself as a victim of a swimming pool tragedy.
Because most swimming pool accidents are avoidable, it is always important to have our San Antonio accidental drowning attorney on your side. Our lawyers have years of experience handling representing the injured and wrongfully killed. The laws regarding this type of loss can be complicated so it is important to contact an attorney that can give you answers.
In San Antonio, swimming pool accidents can occur for many reasons: a lack of proper supervision or lifeguard, warning signs, unsafe depths, chemical imbalances in the water, diving, slipping near the pool's edge, improperly functioning pool equipment, water temperature and more. This is a vast amount of things to consider while trying to enjoy a day at the pool. Being prepared in knowing where to turn to in the case of an accident is key in these situations. Understanding simple information can also help lead you in the right direction. Knowing that laws differ whether a pool is a residential pool or a business related pool, such as one at a gym, motel, or hotel, is a helpful tool in choosing where you will swim. Whatever it may be, if you are injured at a swimming pool, you are entitled to compensation. Let our attorneys take care of you and fight for the compensation you deserve to have. You can contact one of our San Antonio lawyers day or night for any questions related to swimming pool accidents.
Recoverable damages associated with swimming pool accidents and injuries may be able to compensate the victim for medical expenses, trauma, physical suffering, mental distress, wrongful death, financial losses and more. Our lawyers attest to the fact that a swimming pool accident lawsuit can also ensure that more people, including adults and children, are not harmed in similar ways. If you or a loved one is a victim of a swimming pool accident, contact Carabin & Shaw. We can make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Accidents are bound to happen and it is better to be prepared for them when they do.