When the weather heats up across Missouri & Kansas, everyone flock to swimming pools for some good, old-fashioned fun in the sun. Cooling off with a refreshing dip in a swimming pool is a time honored tradition during the summer months. Pools provide hours of fun, but they can cause swimming accident injuries and drownings.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed due to a swimming pool-related accident, seek experienced personal injury representation at Monsees & Mayer, P.C. We will aggressively seek full and fair compensation on behalf of you and your family.
Swimming Pool Hazards
Every year thousands of children and adults suffer serious or fatal injury in swimming pool accidents, diving accidents and spa-related accidents. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and four, putting it ahead of such causes as car accidents, falls and suffocation. Children can drown in only a few inches of water, and it takes only minutes for a child to be without oxygen before serious brain injuries or even death occur.
Drowning isn’t the only risk when pools are involved. Falls around swimming pools (on slick surfaces such as tile, or from faulty/defective ladders or diving boards) can result in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, paralysis and other serious injuries. There are also injury risks caused by uncovered swimming pool drains and filters, which can produce enough suction to drown a child or cause serious internal injuries.
Swimming pool owners and operators are required to follow and comply with a variety of safety codes. Unfortunately, many swimming pool owners fail to comply with the safety codes leading to death and/or serious injuries.
Types of Swimming Accident Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Back & Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Property owners with public swimming pools in apartment complexes, hotels and resorts, even public recreation centers, are expected to provide a safe swimming area for adults and children. When they fail, they can be held legally responsible under premises liability laws for any swimming pool injuries or fatalities. Swimming pool owners may be found negligent for failure to properly secure a pool or spa, lack of lifeguards, mis-marked or nonexistent water depth markings, lack of clearly marked safety devices and tools and cloudy or unclean water.
Types of Swimming Accident Cases We Handle:
- Apartment Complex Swimming Pool Liability
- Attractive Nuisance
- Dangerous Premises
- Dangerous Products
- Defective Diving Boards
- Defective Slides
- Cloudy or unclean water
- Defective Drain Covers
- Faulty Suction Pumps
- Improper Signs
- Hotel Swimming Pool Liability
- Motel Swimming Pool Liability
- Negligent Pool Staff
- Slip & Fall
- Swimming Pool Chemical Burns
- Unsafe Premises
- Unsecured Swimming Pools
You Deserve Compensation
The experienced Kansas City, Missouri premises liability accident attorneys of Monsees & Mayer P.C have effectively represented clients injured in many types of dangerous product and premises cases, with no two being the same. These include drowning accidents, near-drowning mishaps and diving accidents resulting in spinal cord or brain injuries, drain suction injuries, alcohol-related swimming accidents, and pool maintenance equipment accidents.
We can assist victims and their families in pursuing personal injury claims against swimming pool and spa manufacturers. In a personal injury swimming pool accident case, we can help you prove that the property owner was negligent, their negligence caused your injury, and your injuries resulted in suffering or loss.
If your family member has been the victim of a public swimming pool accident, find justice today. Contact the Kansas City personal injury and wrongful death lawyers of Monsees & Mayer P.C. We will help you hold any and all parties responsible.