ACCIDENTS IN HOTEL SWIMMING POOLS
Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 10:33 pm
When you travel with kids, a hotel with a swimming pool is almost a necessity. The swimming pool keeps children entertained while parents unwind from a busy day while enjoying watching their children enjoy the hotel amenities. However, swimming pools can be dangerous places where tragic accidents can happen. Most of the time, the hotel does not have a lifeguard on duty, but that doesn’t mean they are not responsible for an accident. Injuries may result from a near drowning or from a slip and fall accident around the pool that could have been avoided. In some cases, it may be a failure to warn of potential dangers and hazards.
While many hotel swimming pool injuries are unavoidable accidents with no one to blame, other situations may result in the hotel being liable for damages for a swimming pool injury. Some examples of hotel responsibility include a defective latch on the gate to an outdoor pool or failing to post warnings of a pool with no lifeguard on duty. The hotel must post rules for pool use and warnings such as no diving, and it must use indications of water depth. A broken diving board can be dangerous, and an accident would mean the hotel is responsible if it knew or should have known of the dangerous condition.
A hotel swimming pool must be properly maintained and inspected on a regular basis to ensure it is in working order and safe for hotel guests to use. The hotel has the responsibility of maintaining logs showing inspections and maintenance records detailing what type of maintenance was performed and the date the maintenance was performed. If a hotel swimming pool accident occurs, the logs and maintenance records could be important evidence that can be used to prove liability.
Common Injuries Sustained in A Pool Accident
Depending on the situation, many different types of injuries can result from a pool accident. One of the most severe and most common swimming pool injuries is oxygen deprivation from a near drowning experience. Oxygen deprivation impacts the brain as well as other bodily systems. Head trauma can occur when a person hits his or her head on a solid object in the pool. In a diving accident, the injury could result in a broken neck or spinal cord injury that results in permanent disability.
Other injuries that are common in hotel swimming pool accidents include broken bones, burns, lacerations, and wrongful death. These accidents can cause severe and permanent injuries. A victim may incur substantial medical expenses from various treatments, hospital stays, surgeries, physical therapy, and other care.
Contact A Sacramento Swimming Pool Accident Attorney for More Information
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hotel pool accident, seek the legal counsel of an experienced Sacramento swimming pool accident attorney. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries so that you can focus on recovery for you or your family member. If the hotel is negligent, it should pay for your expenses. However, swimming pool accident cases can be complex and difficult to litigate. You need a Sacramento law firm that has the skills, resources, personnel, and experienced to handle this type of personal injury case. Tiemann Law Firm is that law firm.
You can reach Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by chatting with a representative on our website to request a free legal consultation and free case evaluation with an experienced, compassionate Sacramento personal injury attorney