Committed Swimming Pool Accidents Attorney Securing Compensation for Winter Garden & Central Florida Victims of Personal Injury
In such a hot and humid state like Florida, many people own swimming pools and enjoy using them as a fun way to escape the heat. Unfortunately, swimming pools pose a risk for accidental drowning, not to mention injuries that can occur on wet pool decks if people aren’t careful or small children are unsupervised.
If you or your child has sustained an injury due to a swimming pool accident, you may have the grounds for a premises liability claim against the property owners if it is determined that they could have prevented the accident through appropriate safety measures.
Florida Attractive Nuisance Laws
Swimming pools are considered an “attractive nuisance” under state laws, meaning they are inviting to neighbors, kids, and trespassers. Because of this categorization, pools must be secured and monitored. Fences with locking gates, signs with safety warnings, and other precautions may be necessary to discourage trespassing and/or unsafe swimming pool behaviors. A failure to provide these features could result in the property owner’s being liable for any injuries sustained on their property.
Quality Representation Matters
When it comes to sensitive cases such like these where someone is hurt but not necessarily because someone intended to do harm, it is imperative that you retain a personal injury attorney with extensive experience and knowledge of the law. Attorney Mark Cressman has spent over 20 years litigating and defending premises liability and personal injury cases and is intimately aware of what needs to happen to prove negligence on the part of the other parties involved.