Swimming Pool Injuries In Indiana
Apartment complexes as well as local public recreation facilities have pools that can be used by those wanting to take a dip to cool off in the hot summer months. That being said, pools can turn deadly for a number of reasons that we’ll take a look at shortly. However, did you know that over 3500 people lose their lives every year in the country due to pool accidents and drowning? The unsettling fact is that most of these accidents are preventable and almost always caused by human negligence.
Here are some of the most common causes of Indiana pool accidents:
- Lack of floatation devices, especially for children and those who can’t swim
- Murky water due to irregular pool cleaning
- Lack of a fence around the pool area, causing young children to fall into pools
- Negligent and untrained lifeguards
- Rotting or poorly maintained pool railings and ladders
- Lack of pool lighting at night
- Entrapment in a pool drain
- Lack of warning signs in and around the pool
- Lack of depth indicators
Children Affected the Most in Pool Injuries
Children are more often than not unwitting victims of pool accidents. This is because they are unable to accurately judge how safe a situation is, and they may not be able to save themselves should they be in a dangerous position inside or around a pool. Whether you’re at an Indiana hotel pool, your apartment block or a friend’s house, premises liability requires that the pool, hotel, apartment or house owner be responsible for making sure that you are kept safe at all times, and that any hazards be communicated to you within a reasonable timeframe.
Indiana Pool Injuries Legal Help
If you or a loved one was injured in an Indiana pool, you have every right to seek money damages and we encourage you to reach out to us to help you do so. Injuries sustained in a pool accident, or even the loss of a life can change lives permanently. If you believe someone else’s failure to act, or their negligent actions caused the accident, you may be able to file an Indiana pool injury lawsuit. Please call us today on 877-561-3004 so we can discuss your case’s particulars. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.