Swimming Pool Accident Attorney | Peddicord & Townsend in Kansas City
Did you or a loved one experience a swimming pool accident? At Peddicord & Townsend we have a team of swimming pool accident attorneys willing to help. Contact us today!
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Swimming Pool Accident Attorney

We know that pools are a fantastic way to have fun, but they can often cause serious injuries. If you need a Kansas City swimming pool accident lawyer, you can count on our law firm to be by your side and offer a free case evaluation. The legal team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC will work to secure the fair compensation you deserve for all of your personal injury-related expenses. You should not be on the line for these costs if the negligence of another person caused you personal injury. Our injury attorneys offer legal advice for accident victims; call today to setup a free case evaluation

What Can Happen Around Swimming Pools?

We know that just about everyone loves to get into the swimming pool, especially as the weather heats up. However, indoor pools also offer year-round fun and recreation opportunities. Consider all of the following places where you or a loved one may encounter a swimming pool:

  • Hotels and motels
  • Waterparks
  • Gyms
  • Youth centers
  • Governmental agencies*
  • And more

*In some cases, public pools owned and operated by government agencies could be protected from lawsuits from drowning accidents, diving accidents, wrongful death or other incidents due to governmental immunity. Please seek assistance from an attorney if you are not sure about your particular case.

Swimming pool owners and operators have a responsibility to ensure the safety of guests who are authorized to swim are aware of what pool safety precautions need to be followed, regardless if it is a public or residential swimming pool. Keeping the pool area clear and using up-to-date pool equipment, as well as taking care to watch young children and other family members, all help to prevent swimming pool injuries. Some of the common injuries we see as a result of swimming pool incidents are:

  • Drownings or near-drowning incidents
  • Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations

We know that there are various ways in which these incidents occur, so today we want to discuss some of the common causes of swimming pool injuries:

  • Slipping off of a diving board and striking a hard surface
  • Slipping around the side of a pool and striking a hard surface or falling into the water
  • Falls off pool ladders, or fall accidents in general
  • Children being allowed in or around a pool unsupervised resulting in submersion or unintentional drowning
  • Hidden or obstructed warning signs
  • Pools that are unfenced, allowing children to fall in and cause unintentional drowning
  • Inadequate signage warning patrons of risks associated with swimming

We also want to point out that swimming pools usually require a mixture of chemicals in order to keep them safe for patrons. Using too much or too little of the required chemicals can result in serious patron injuries needing medical treatment, or even wrongful death.

We Are Standing By To Help You Today

We know that you never expected this to happen, but if you or a loved one have been injured in a pool incident and you think that another person was at fault, please seek legal assistance from a qualified personal injury law firm. The team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC is ready to get to work on your behalf. We will be your advocate as we work to secure the fair compensation you need. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you or a loved one is an accident victim and are looking for legal advice on your injury case or need a Kansas City swimming pool accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 816-408-6541.