Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys in Tulsa
Fighting for Compensation on Behalf of the Wrongfully Injured
Drowning and other swimming pool accidents can happen in an instant and are incredibly frightening. Even when not fatal, drowning accidents can lead to severe, life-altering injuries that could devastate a family. If you or a loved one was injured in a swimming pool accident, the Tulsa premises liability attorneys at Saint & Watzke, PLLP, will fight to recover the necessary compensation required to cover your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, or even a wrongful death.
Get started on holding the responsible parties accountable and call our law office today at (918) 721-0998 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Applying Premises Liability in Swimming Pool Accidents
Property owners are generally liable for injuries that occur due to a dangerous or hazardous condition that they either knew about or should have known about. Premises liability in swimming pool accidents can apply to:
- Owners of private, residential pools
- Owners of property with private or commercial pools for guests, members, or tenants
- Owners of government property, such as municipal pools that are open to the community
- Possessors or operators of property
Common elements involved in swimming pool accident cases:
- No fencing: In-ground pools that do not have complete fencing are far more likely to pose a danger to others. In fact, drowning accidents are 60% more likely to occur in pools without complete fencing.
- Warning signs: It is also possible to hold a property owner liable for a swimming pool drowning if no warning signs were posted. Pool owners have a duty to act reasonably and warn swimmers of possible dangers. This includes signs that indicate the depth of the water or the absence of a lifeguard on duty. If a swimming pool has warning signs, but they are hidden or unreadable, a property owner could still be held liable.
- Negligent supervision: An owner of a private residence can be held liable for a swimming pool drowning for failing to supervise his or her guests. Private commercial landowners with swimming pools that are open to the public as part of their business have an even greater obligation to protect swimmers from drowning accidents. If the lifeguard on duty is negligent or the pool lacks supervision, one or both can be held liable for any accidents or drownings.
- Poor maintenance: Swimming pools and necessary safety equipment must be properly maintained and kept in a reasonably safe condition. When property owners fail to do so, they can be held liable.
Obtain the Legal Services of a Tulsa Premises Liability Attorney Today!
If you or a loved one was injured in a swimming pool accident as a result of negligence, you have a right to pursue fair and just compensation. At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, our swimming pool accident attorneys in Tulsa will fight on your behalf to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable for the financial and emotional costs associated with any injuries or loss of life.
Get started on your case today and call Saint & Watzke, PLLP at (918) 721-0998 to schedule a free initial case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.