A significant number of drowning accidents and swimming pool personal injuries occur as a result of negligence on the part of those entrusted with the safety and care of accident victims. Pool owners and supervisors have a duty of care to those invited to swim on their property, and failure to provide a safe environment, or remove known hazards may constitute liability in the event of an accident injury.
Drowning accidents can occur in any body of water including accidents on boats and other vessels that may capsize, in lakes, and public or private swimming pools. Carelessness, a lack of experience with operating a watercraft or vessel, swimming inexperience, and a range of other issues may contribute to these types of accidents. When children are involved, there is quite often a lack of supervision of those who enter the water, whether they are permitted to or do so or not.
A drowning accident can occur in only minutes. Operators of businesses like hotels, schools, private home owners, and others with pools accessible to others are typically required to take measures to provide security for people who are not authorized to use the pools without supervision. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a swimming pool owner or operator, you may be eligible to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
The Chicago personal injury attorneys of Cooney & Conway are available to assist swimming pool accident injury victims and the families of drowning accident victims with their possible personal injury claims. We provide no obligation free consultations for victims of accident injury and wrongful death who wish to take legal action to ensure those liable take responsibility for their actions.
Contact our Chicago law offices today to speak with a legal expert about your case.