Apartment Pool Drowning

apartment pool drownings

If you live in an apartment complex with a pool and you have young children, you have a problem. Your children are naturally attracted to the pool and the fun it represents. But, without proper supervision and safety features, the pool is a very real source of danger. Unlike a public pool that you can simply avoid, the pool at your apartment complex has been designed for easy access by tenants. And some of your fellow tenants do not have children, so they are not as conscious about closing gates and other safety issues.

In these situations, it is imperative for the apartment complex to follow all safety guidelines and regulations. For instance, most building codes require the apartment pool to be properly fenced and gated. The gates should be self-closing and self-latching to minimize the chance of it being inadvertently left opened. In addition, the fencing and gates should be regularly inspected to check for damage or malfunctions.

Federal law also requires the installation of proper drain covers. If the drain cover is broken, missing or not properly certified, it can trap a swimmer under water resulting in a drowning. Or, it can cause catastrophic or fatal evisceration injuries.

If your child or other loved one has been the victim of an apartment pool accident, it is important to take photos of the pool, pool equipment and surrounding area to document the conditions at the time of the accident and before anything is repaired or changed. Collect the names and contact information for any witnesses. And do not speak to the apartment complex's insurance company until you consult with one of our experienced apartment pool drowning lawyers.

We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation in which we will evaluate your case and advise you of your rights. We will thoroughly investigate your case and determine if any safety regulations or building codes were violated, if the pool equipment was defectively designed or manufactured, if the pool operator was negligent, etc. From the moment you hire our team of apartment pool drowning attorneys, we will diligently and aggressively seek an answer to the question of who is to blame.

Contact one of the Tennessee drowning accident attorneys at our firm today. Call 615-742-4880 or 866.812.8787 or contact us online. We have recovered more than $100 million dollars so we know how to get results.

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