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Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. - Atlanta Drowning Accident Attorneys

A swimming pool accident or drowning accident can be a devastating event not just for the victim, but for his or her entire family. If a loved one has been involved in a swimming pool accident or drowning accident, contact an experienced Atlanta swimming pool accident lawyer right away.

Unfortunately, swimming pool accidents and drownings are not uncommon in Georgia. What starts out as a fun afternoon by the swimming pool can quickly turn into a tragic drowning that changes the lives of families forever. If a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool accident or drowning, contact an experienced Atlanta swimming pool accident lawyer right away.

As experienced injury attorneys and parents ourselves, we recognize there are few accidents more tragic than those involving children. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14 years. Thousands of children have suffered brain damage because of inadequate supervision, negligent lifeguarding, defective pool gates and fences, defective pumps and defective pool drains. Non-fatal swimming pool accidents and hot tub accidents can cause life-altering permanent conditions such as brain damage, spinal cord injuries or paralysis.

What type of attorney handles swimming pool or drownings?

Typically, personal injury lawyers handle swimming pool injury or drowning cases. The Atlanta swimming pool accident attorneys at Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. are dedicated to helping families whose loved ones have been seriously injured or drowned in a swimming pool accident or hot tub accident. We understand the emotional issues involved with drowning cases and near-drowning cases, and we are committed to providing families with the support, legal advice, and help they need during this difficult time. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers has represented families and victims of pool accidents in Georgia and throughout the southeastern United States.

Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. has represented families in complex cases relating to swimming pool accidents and drownings in public and private swimming pools and hot tubs. Our team has extensive experience seeking compensation from hotel and motels, athletic clubs, municipal swimming pools, homeowners, and manufactures of pumps and drains.

  • Our swimming pool accident attorneys handle a variety of swimming pool and drowning accident claims arising from poor safety conditions, such as:
  • Broken swimming pool drains or pumps
  • Defective or unsafe swimming pool equipment, such as diving boards, gates, fences, ladders, or pool drains
  • Discolored or murky water
  • Failure to cover swimming pool or hot tub drains
  • Improper child supervision
  • Inadequate safety fencing
  • Inadequate warning signs
  • Improper operating procedures
  • Improper defective or missing safety equipment, such as throwing ropes and Sheppard’s Hooks
  • Lack of depth indicators
  • Lifeguard negligence or improper training
  • Non-working swimming pool lights
  • Overcrowded swimming pool
  • Pool drain entrapment
  • Weak or broken pool ladders

Commercial, Public, & Apartment Drownings

Unfortunately, drownings in apartments, hotels, commercial establishments, resorts, water parks, and other public places are common, especially when proper warnings aren’t posted or there is inadequate safety.

Adults or children may be more susceptible to drown in places where it is easy to get in due to defective gates or fences, and where there are inadequate life guards or no life guard on duty. By allowing the swimming pool to be easily accessible, babies or small children without swimming experience may be able to get into the pool without supervision. This can cause serious harm or even death.

Over 60 Years of Advocacy for Children & Their Families

Families should never have to endure the pain of a drowning accident alone. We are grateful for the trust that our clients place in our personal injury law firm during this very difficult time in their lives. If you or your child is injured in a swimming pool accident, it is necessary to promptly contact a personal injury attorney with experience and a lawyer who knows how to handle a swimming pool accident or drowning case.

Many times, families just need to have questions answered by an attorney or would like to discuss their options before proceeding. Other times, it may be necessary for a lawyer to file a personal injury lawsuit or a drowning wrongful death lawsuit.

We often hear the question: “Do I need a lawyer?”

Whether the swimming pool accident or hut tub accident case is related to the negligence of a lifeguard, inadequate supervision around a swimming pool or defective pool equipment, there may be only a short amount of time to seek help and bring forth a claim. All personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits have a statute of limitations, and claims against governmental entities (states, counties and cities) have specific notice requirements (Ante Litem Notice) that may mandate you file a claim within 6 months after the tragic event. If the proper notice is not provided, the claim or lawsuit may be barred.

If you believe that someone may be at fault for a swimming pool accident or drowning accident, or you would just like to discuss your options with an attorney, please do not hesitate to contact our Atlanta law firm. At Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your claim and in most cases we collect no attorneys’ fees unless we recover damages through settlement or trial.

Pool Safety Tips

If you and your family plan to spend time around a pool or hot tub, here are some safety tips that can help save lives.

  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Before you swim, make sure that the pool or hot tub has appropriate safety equipment such as readily available life preservers, fences around the pool and hot tub area, and drain covers on all drains.
  • STAY CLOSE AND ALERT. If your child is in a swimming pool or hot tub, you should stay close and alert while supervising him or her. Even if there is no lifeguard on duty, you should watch your child when he or she is in the water. Do not allow your child to swim alone if he or she does not have advanced swimming skills.
  • WATER SAFETY SKILLS. You should make sure that your child has water safety skills before allowing him or her to swim alone. You should consult with local recreation centers about swim lessons that are appropriate for your child’s age and ability. Make sure that your child knows where pool and hot tub exits are. Teach your children to call for help if they feel endangered in a pool, or see another child struggling.
  • CPR. If you have a residential pool, or your children spend a lot of time swimming, you may want to become trained in CPR. For more information on how to earn a CPR Certification, visit the Red Cross website.

To schedule a free initial consultation with our firm, contact us at (888) 425-6070.