Legal Assistance To Recover From Swimming Pool Accidents
There are over 10 million swimming pools in America. Families can have a lot of fun at a pool, but there are also risks. Pools can be dangerous, and owners can be liable for injuries or deaths.
The World Health Organization reports that there are about 320,000 drowning deaths throughout the world annually. About 3,500 of those deaths are in America, and there are thousands of swimming pool accidents. If you or a family member was hurt or died in an accident at a swimming pool, call our swimming pool attorney at the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A..
Pool accidents can also cause electrocutions, bacterial and chemical exposure, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injuries.
There Are Legal Requirements
There are state and federal laws that regulate public pools. They must meet safety standards for drains, flotation devices and vacuums. North Carolina also has safety regulations for all swimming pools. Anyone who has a private or public pool in the state must have appropriate fencing.
Pools must have:
- Doors with an alarm
- Fences at least 4-feet tall
- Self-latching gates with locks
State agencies also have the right to enter any property to inspect swimming pools. Private pool owners are also required to warn their invited guests about potential dangers.
Pool Owners Can Be Responsible For A Variety Of Things
Accidents at pools can lead to a variety of temporary and long-term problems and disabilities. There can be spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, brain damage from lack of oxygen and chemical burns that cause scarring.
The pool owner can be held liable for:
- Bad lighting
- Damaged pool decks and ladders
- Defective diving boards/pool parts
- Inadequate fencing
- Maintenance issues
- No safety equipment
- Pool design or construction problems
Assistance To Help You Recover After Pool Accidents
Injuries at pools can be devastating. They can lead to broken bones, brain injuries, paralysis and death. There can be multiple surgeries, therapy, multiple prescriptions, pain and suffering and medical bills and funeral expenses.
If you need assistance recovering for your injuries after a swimming pool accident in North Carolina, contact attorney Wade E. Byrd and his legal team. Visit our contact page or call our Fayetteville office at 910-779-3135.