Pittsburgh Swimming Pool Accidents Attorney
Pennsylvania Diving Accident Attorney
Sometimes swimming pool accidents are just that — unfortunate accidents that result in serious injury or a drowning death.
However, there are circumstances where swimming pool accidents are caused by careless or reckless behavior of other people. In such cases, the injured person or the family of a drowning victims may be able to recover compensation in a claim against the responsible party’s insurance policy or through a formal personal injury lawsuit.
Your swimming pool accident case matters to us. We care. We are on your side. Call or e-mail Hal Waldman and Associates in Pittsburgh to schedule a free conversation with a lawyer about your personal injury matter.
Hal Waldman and Associates is a Pittsburgh personal injury law firm that has represented injury victims all over Pennsylvania. We have recovered millions of dollars for past clients, and our attorneys are dedicated to the professional and ethical practice of personal injury law.
At your complimentary initial consultation, you will meet with one of our lawyers who will listen carefully to your story, explain your legal options, and give you practical advice about how to proceed.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means that our clients pay no fees or expenses until the final settlement or jury award is paid.
Swimming Pool Accidents Caused by Negligence
Swimming pools are called “attractive nuisances” in premises liability law. This means that our law has defined swimming pools as especially alluring, particularly to children and teenagers. Any owner of an attractive nuisance like a swimming pool must take special steps to prevent injury or wrongful death.
It may be possible to hold homeowners or private clubs legally responsible for swimming pool accidents when:
- There is no fence around a pool that is easily accessible by the public
- There is a fence around the swimming pool, but the latch is broken
- A shallow pool does not have a no-diving sign
- A pool does not have a sign to warn users that no lifeguard is on duty
- A lifeguard is on duty, but is not trained in rescue or is not at his or her post
Sometimes, a part of the pool mechanism can be defective, unreasonably dangerous, or malfunction, causing injury or drowning. In such situations, a personal injury or wrongful death claim could be made against the manufacturer of the pool or the part.
We Will Fight the Legal Fight
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients with serious injuries such as those that can result from swimming pool accidents. We know how to handle cases involving injuries to children or major trauma such as spinal cord damage or brain injury.
Our law firm has the skills and resources to handle these complex cases on a contingency-fee basis, and we have the compassion to give our clients the best personal service we can.
To make an appointment, call us at 412-338-1000 or send us an e-mail.