Many homeowners with swimming pools on their property assume that accidental drowning or near-drowning is a rare occurrence. Unfortunately, the truth is quite the opposite, especially when it comes to children. Approximately 350 children under the age of 5 drown in pools annually, and another 2,600 require emergency care after coming close to drowning.
If your family has been impacted by the tragedy of drowning or other pool accidents, seek the legal counsel of an experienced drowning attorney. The legal team at The Doan Law Firm, P.C. can determine the difference between accidents related to negligence and those related to defective equipment, and help you decide on the best course of action to hold responsible parties accountable.
With swimming pool accidents, the liability often falls on the property owner. For pools within gated communities or condo complexes, this will likely be the homeowners association (HOA). In these communities, the homeowners association is responsible for providing a safe pool area, but too often poor maintenance and improper security measures can lead to tragedy.
The HOA could be held accountable for accidents involving the following types of problems:
These issues can lead to accidents such as slips and falls, concussions, broken bones, inhaling water, or even drowning.
Even if you have already reported a swimming pool accident to the HOA's insurance company, don't rely on those representatives to provide adequate compensation for your loved one's injury or death. While the insurance company or the HOA itself may offer a settlement, they are likely only looking out for their best interests. Turn to a skilled, aggressive drowning lawyer with extensive experience related to homeowners' association pool accidents. A free consultation with The Doan Law Firm, P.C. will give you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions during this difficult time. Contact the office today to get started.