Avondale Swimming Pool Accident Attorney
Avondale is a great city for water-related activities. Given the area's ideal climatic conditions, Avondale provides a safe haven through captivating water activities like swimming. It goes without saying that swimming pools are fun and refreshing, especially in the summer. However, swimming pools come with their fair share of challenges. There is a risk of swimming pool accidents that can be life-threatening. If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool due to another person's negligence, our Avondale personal injury lawyers are here to help. We will help you prove negligence and work towards getting you the compensation you deserve.
Public swimming pools are popular in Avondale and Arizona at large. To prevent accidents, swimming pool owners must take several precautionary measures. Some of them include the following:
- Ensure the swimming pool has the right dimensions - Pool owners must ensure that the water is not more than 5.25 feet in pools not larger than 800 square feet. These dimensions are crucial in averting accidents caused by excessive surface area. There should also be sufficient area for standing or walking on the sides of the pool. Limited spaces on either end of the pool are prohibited in Arizona.
- Clearly marked depth - Pool owners must include markings on each length and width of the pool indicating the depth in that area. By doing so, swimmers will know the minimum and maximum depths of the pool. Safe floor slopes should also be between deeper and shallower areas to facilitate an easy transition.
- Place necessary warnings - If the water in the swimming pool is less than 5 feet, the pool owner should place a "no diving" warning sign between the depth makers. This is because diving in a pool with such levels can cause injuries. If you have sustained injuries in such circumstances, our Avondale swimming pool accident attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve.
- The provision of a lifeline - The pool owner should provide a lifeline in the floor slope where the water depth is less than five feet. If the floor slope doesn't change, the lifeline should be at the 5-foot depth of the swimming pool. A lifeline is essential in ensuring the safety of swimmers should they become incapacitated.
- Equip the pool with necessary equipment - The pool owner is responsible for equipping the swimming pool with stairways and ladders on both ends. This makes it easy for users to leave and enter the pool. Swimming pools over 30 feet wide must have this equipment to make operations easy.
- Lifeguard - Lifeguards are essential in saving lives. All public swimming pools must have a lifeguard on standby at all times. This is because people coming to use the pool might not be swimming experts — they could easily drown when circumstances aren't right.
In many cases of swimming pool accidents, pool owners are held liable for damages. This is because there are several things pool owners are supposed to do to reduce risk on their premises. If a pool owner fails to execute their responsibility, for example, they fail to provide a lifeguard, they will be held liable for any injuries that result from that negligence. Near-drowning cases are common in swimming pools and can have severe effects. Too much water in your chest cavity can affect your respiratory system. Therefore, it is essential for those who suffer a near-drowning to seek medical attention, too. You can get financial compensation for all the physical and financial losses you have incurred.
Injuries sustained in swimming pools can be life-threatening. If you have been injured in such circumstances, our Avondale swimming pool accident lawyers at The Husband & Wife Law Team are ready to help. Our attorneys have worked on many similar cases before and are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us at (623) 930-8064 today for a free consultation with our dedicated attorneys.
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