On hot summer days, swimming pools bring welcome relief from the heat, but they can also be dangerous. When pools are not properly maintained, swimmers are not supervised, security is lacking, or equipment is defective, the consequences can be tragic. With countless public and private pools in the Houma, LA area, pool-related accidents are common.
From local hotels to community centers, water parks and private residences, there are numerous opportunities for drowning, near-drowning and slip-and-fall injuries to occur.
Unfortunately, children are often the victims of swimming pool accidents. Drowning or near-drowning, or slips and falls on wet surfaces can cause severe injuries. It is a tragic event when a parent finds out their child has drown in a swimming pool because they were not supervised properly. Near drownings can be just as tragic as lack of oxygen can cause permanent brain damage.
When accidents, injuries and death are the result of another person’s negligence, families do have legal recourse. Pool managers, equipment manufacturers and pool owners/operators may be held liable for compensation if their negligence led to the injury or death of person.