Posted On July 26, 2017 In Personal Injury
There are several types of summer activities we are used to enjoying here in Texas, including taking family trips to swimming pools. However, swimming pools found in private homes, gyms, recreational centers and parks may contain safety hazards. Many of these hazards are created by negligent business practices or defective products. As a result, you and your loved ones are placed in harm’s way. Common swimming pool dangers may include:
If you were injured or lost a loved one during a swimming pool accident, an attorney can help in several ways. For example, you may have signed a waiver at the recreational center or gym where the incident occurred. Depending on the circumstances, a business or recreational center can still be held liable for an injury or death even if a waiver was signed. An experienced attorney can look at the circumstances of the accident and the waiver.
There are also laws that set safety standards for swimming pool equipment. For example, pool drains must be in compliance with regulations stipulated in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. An attorney will be well-versed in these laws and can determine whether they were followed by the property owner.
The Texas personal injury attorneys at Mike Love & Associates, LLC are dedicated to making our community a safer place. Our attorneys can help you review potential legal options for recovering damages if you or your child suffered an injury at a swimming pool.
At Mike Love & Associates, LLC, we review your situation for free and spell out every option that may be available to you. If we can’t help there is no charge.