St. Louis County Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers Advocate for Victims Injured by Negligence

Experienced representation for victims whose injuries could have been avoided

Swimming pool accidents often lead to serious injuries, or, in the most unfortunate cases, death. If you or a loved one has become the victim of a swimming pool accident, the owner or operator of the pool may be responsible for your losses. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, our attorneys help Missouri swimming pool accident victims purse the compensation they are entitled to for their losses.

Injuries that commonly result from swimming pool accidents include:

Broken bones – Falls, roughhousing and diving into shallow water can lead to broken bones.

Head injuries – If a victim strikes their head on hard cement after slipping on a pool deck or diving into the pool, serious skull and brain injuries may result.

Neck injuries – Diving headfirst into a shallow water can lead to serious spine and neck injuries.

Brain damage – Victims who experience unconsciousness or a lack of blood flow to the brain after a near drowning may develop long-term brain damage.

Death – Drowning deaths are an unfortunately far too common result of swimming pool accidents.

Who is responsible in a swimming pool accident case?

Missouri premises liability laws hold the owner of a swimming pool liable for injuries occurring in accidents resulting from negligence. The state places significant duty of care upon homeowners, hotels, apartment complexes, summer camps and schools to protect invited visitors from harm.

This means that the owner or operator of the pool must takes steps to protect legal visitors from unsafe conditions. If the property owner fails to conduct routine maintenance of the pool and surrounding area or offer trained lifeguard supervision, they may be liable for injuries under Missouri law.

You may have a case for compensation if your losses were caused in an accident resulting from:

  • Wet or unsafe pool decking
  • Missing safety lines
  • Overcrowding
  • Lack of security fencing
  • Damaged pool ladders
  • Non-functioning lighting
  • Negligent or untrained lifeguards
  • Dirty or unclear water
  • Faulty filtration equipment

 

How do I pursue a premises liability claim?

Filing a personal injury claim can be difficult, and requires that the victim be able to prove several things, including:

Negligence – To successfully pursue compensation, you must prove that the swimming pool owner was negligent.

Causation
– It is necessary to prove that the pool owner’s negligence directly led to the accident causing the victim’s injuries.

Damages – Personal injury claims are only justified if the victim suffered significant damages, including, but not limited to medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

If satisfactory evidence can be gathered to uphold the burden of proving the pool owner’s negligence, your attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement that covers your losses, or pursue a judgment for compensation in court.

Call our personal injury law office and begin pursuing compensation for your losses today

Premises liability cases are often challenging issues to address. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, our attorneys provide the comprehensive guidance you need to seek compensation for injuries sustained in a swimming pool accident. We assist victims of swimming pool accidents in St. Louis County, including Hazelwood, St. Ann, Berkley, Maryland Heights, Florissant, South County, South City, North County, Clayton, Chesterfield, Laude, Creve Coeur; Lincoln County, including Troy, and Moscow Mills and St. Charles County, including St. Charles, St. Peters, O’Fallon, Wentzville, Cottleville and Foristell. Call our office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case.