Florida is one of the hottest spots in the country for vacations. People want to relax in the sun and enjoy their time away from home. However, sometimes on vacation accidents can happen, especially at swimming pools. Conditions are not always the safest, and sometimes tourists find themselves getting injured.
There are a lot of risks involved when dealing with swimming pools. The concrete surfaces are hard and make for slippery surfaces when getting out of the water. In addition, the deep water itself can cause an accident. Injuries and drowning can occur at any pool, including those at hotels, water parks, and even public pools.
Injuries or even drowning can result from many negligent actions, including faulty pool equipment, lack of a fence or even lack of supervision. No matter where a swimming pool accident occurred, the party could be held responsible. If another party's negligence led to your injury, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have been injured while swimming or relaxing by a pool, contact a Melbourne swimming pool accident attorney at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter. Swimming pool accident cases can be complex, but Attorney James Coulter of The Law Offices of James B. Coulter will work with you to receive the best possible outcome in your case.
The legal team at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter has experience negotiating with tough insurance companies when reaching settlements. The team can work to get a compensation amount suitable for you if you choose to settle. However, if you choose to file suit, the team can guide you through every step of litigation.
Call The Law Offices of James B. Coulter to discuss your swimming pool accident case with an experienced personal injury attorney. The Law Offices of James B. Coulter represents clients throughout the Central Florida cities of Melbourne, Viera, Cocoa Beach, Orlando, Deltona, Palm Bay, Titusville, West Melbourne and Indian Harbour Beach.
Swimming pool accidents can be scary, especially when children are involved. Slipping on the surface surrounding the pool, falling into the deep water or being injured on a diving board could result in serious injuries.
There are several different scenarios that could result in a pool accident. Some of the most common include:
Injuries and drowning can occur at any swimming pool. However, when the pools are used often and see a large number of swimmers and guests, the chances of injuries could be increased. Highly populated pools pose a higher risk because not all swimmers can be supervised. Some more dangerous locations include:
It is the responsibility of the pool or property owners to ensure the premises are safe for those using it. If the pool has not been maintained properly or if the equipment was faulty, the problems should have been addressed. If the owner or owners were negligent and that led to your injuries, the responsible party or parties may have to pay damages.
If you are injured in a swimming pool accident in Central Florida, is it important you call a personal injury attorney after seeking medical attention. Florida has a four-year statute of limitations on filing civil lawsuits against negligent parties. It is critical you act as soon as possible in your case.
According to Florida Statutes Annotated § 95.11, if your lawsuit against a negligent party would be a city, county or state, the statute of limitations would be restricted to three years. For example, if you are injured in a city-owned pool and want to file suit against the city for damages, you only would have three years to do so.
Having an experienced attorney on your side could make the difference in your personal injury case. If you were injured in a swimming pool accident in Central Florida, contact a Melbourne swimming pool accident attorney at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter. Call (321) 586-9944 to schedule a free case consultation.