Child swimming in the pool

With the summer season upon us, many families will be heading out to the pool for some fun and relaxation. Many summer camp programs also offer daily or weekly pool time for children who attend the programs. While pool activities provide a great deal of entertainment, there can also be dangerous conditions, such as wet spots, slippery or uneven surfaces, loose hand rails, and cluttered walkways that can lead to slip and fall injuries. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents are one of the most common reasons for emergency room visits in the U.S. These accidents can lead to serious injuries such as fractures, cuts, scrapes, broken bones, and even head trauma. If you suffer a slip and fall injury at a pool, you may be able to file a Newport slip and fall lawsuit to recover for your losses. Contact one of our experienced Newport slip and fall lawyers today to assess your potential case.

What is a Slip and Fall Injury?

slip and fall accident into a poolThe term “slip and fall” is used to describe a type of personal injury case where an individual has tripped or slipped and been injured as a result. These injuries can occur on someone else’s property or on public property. A key factor in establishing a slip and fall case is that the owner of the property where the injury happened failed to keep it safe in some way. In the case of a pool, the owner of the pool is responsible for taking certain safety measures. For example, walkways should be kept clear of debris, the railings and ladders should be secure, stairs should be even and clearly marked, and pool chemicals should be maintained at the appropriate levels. If the owner of the pool fails to keep the area safe, and you are injured as a result, you may be able to file a slip and fall lawsuit and be compensated for your injuries.

What Should You do if Injured in a Slip and Fall?

Injured in a Slip and Fall

Because slip and fall incidents happen so quickly and are often unexpected, the possibility of injury is high. It is important to be aware of the surrounding conditions in order to prevent these injuries. However, if you are injured in a slip and fall at a pool, it is important to take certain steps to protect yourself. You should always seek medical attention as soon as possible if needed. Also, you should document what happened, where you were, and what the pool conditions were like. Many times slip and fall injuries can be easily prevented by utilizing appropriate safety and pool maintenance procedures. When the pool conditions are not properly maintained, business and property owners may be responsible for injuries that occur as a result of the dangerous conditions.

Contact an Experienced Newport Slip and Fall Lawyer

Newport Slip and Fall LawyerIf you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a slip and fall, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Contact one of our experienced Newport slip and fall lawyers. We may be able to file a claim on your behalf and charge no legal fee unless you receive an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 1-401-846-5449 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.

Sources:

  1. http://www.nshoremag.com/pool-safety-for-kids/
  2. https://nfsi.org/nfsi-research/quick-facts/