Pools are meant to be places for recreation and fun. Unfortunately, they also serve as a source of tragedy when the negligent actions of their owners lead to serve injuries, and even drowning. It is important for those who are harmed in pool accidents to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney who can build a powerful personal injury claim and help them recover compensation for their injuries or loss.
At Gismondi & Associates, we have spent more than 30 years pursuing pool accident and other injury law claims. Led by firm founder and accomplished trial advocate John Gismondi, our Pittsburgh swimming pool accident lawyers serve pool accident victims throughout Pennsylvania. We are well-known in the Pennsylvania legal community: when other attorneys or insurance companies see our firm's name attached to a case, they know that our clients mean business.
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We are well-versed in the premises liability law and science that affect pool injury cases, including the common causes of pool injuries. Some of the most prevalent pool injuries – paralysis, brain damage from lack of oxygen, other catastrophic injuries, drowning and death – are caused by:
- Diving injuries: If a pool does not have appropriate warning signs posted, a person may dive into the pool at an unsafe depth. Paralysis, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other catastrophic injuries can result when a person's head hits the bottom of the pool.
- Children falling into improperly guarded swimming pools: When a pool owner fails to fence off, adequately cover and take additional measures to secure his or her pool, young children can fall into the pool and suffer severe injuries or drown. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, children younger than five years of age make up 76 percent of reported pool fatalities and 78 percent of those treated at emergency departments for pool-related injuries.
- Failure to properly maintain the pool area: When a pool owner does not conduct proper maintenance to keep areas from becoming too slippery or slick, he or she may be held liable for any damages caused by these unsafe areas.
When pool injury cases involve children, they can often be more emotionally charged than those involving adults. We help our clients navigate through these difficult matters and obtain justice for injuries sustained by their children.
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If you have been injured or a loved one was killed due to unsafe conditions at a swimming pool, contact us now toll free at 1-888-529-1255 to arrange a free consultation. And remember, we always return phone calls.