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Swimming Pool Slip & Fall

Hollywood and the rest of South Florida have more swimming pools than just about any area of the country. Thanks to mild year-round weather, people can really take advantage of outdoor swimming pools, and as a result, schools, recreation centers, private residences, condos, and many other types of establishments have their own swimming areas. In addition, there are public swimming pools available for residents and visitors. While these types of facilities are meant to encourage exercise and fun, they can quickly become deadly. One of the things that makes swimming pool areas especially dangerous is the fact that water can make the tiles and other surfaces around a swimming pool extremely slippery and dangerous. Each year, people are seriously injured or even killed in slip and fall accidents in near Florida pools.

If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident or slip and fall accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, do not hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group. Our offices are based in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami to help serve plaintiffs who have been injured. Our attorneys have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs across the region and would be pleased to advise you about whether you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries. Simply contact our law offices today to find out more.

Swimming Pools Have Many Hazards

There many reasons why swimming pools are so often the site of slip and fall accidents:

  • Swimming pools are often surrounded by tiles or other slippery surfaces that become even more slippery when they are wet
  • Spills of drinks, swimming pool water, and chlorine are common around swimming pool areas
  • Not all pools are correctly maintained and cleaned for maximum safety
  • Not all pools have required gates, fences, and barriers around than to prevent unauthorized entry
  • Not all pools are provided with a lifeguard or other safety measures to prevent slip and fall accidents
  • In some cases, swimming pools did not have adequate supervision, lighting, or signs telling guests and visitors not to run around the swimming pool area
  • People who use swimming pools may be more focused on fun than on safety, making slip and fall accidents more likely
  • People tend to wear flip-flops or go around with bare feet around swimming pool area, which can make slip and fall accidents more likely

Unfortunately, slip and fall accident outside of the pool area can easily lead to serious injury. Someone who slips and falls outside of a pool may hit their head on concrete or on hard tiles outside the pool area, causing serious and even potentially life-threatening injury. Someone who slips and falls around the pool area can also easily fall into the water, which can pose a drowning hazard, especially if a person loses consciousness after hitting their head on the way down. The hard surfaces around pool areas as well as the presence of water greatly increases the risk of life-threatening injury

How Laws Protect You after a Swimming Pool Injury

If you have been injured when using a swimming pool, you may have a legal claim. The swimming pool manufacturer may have been negligent in manufacturing or designing the pool for safety. The property owner of the swimming pool area may not have conducted adequate maintenance or supervision of the area to keep you safe. In addition, there may be other liable parties in your case.

Do you want answers about your situation? Do you want to know whether you have a legal claim? Would you like to know the relative strength of your potential case or its value? Contact Flaxman Law Group to discuss these and other concerns with one of our professional and compassionate personal injury attorneys. Through our law offices in Hollywood, Miami, and Homestead, our attorneys have helped thousands of personal injury plaintiffs secure compensation through settlements and court wins. Our staff would be pleased to discuss your options with you if you have been injured. Our initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation.