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Drowning & Pool Accidents

Atlanta Drowning & Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers

Pursuing Compensation for Drowning Victims in Georgia

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. 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. The Atlanta swimming pool accident attorneys at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, 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.

Our legal team understands 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. Contact us today to get started on your case.

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.

What Is the Statute of Limitations on a Swimming Pool Accident in Atlanta?

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 & Lina, 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.

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 lifeguards or no lifeguard 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.

Our swimming pool accident attorneys handle a variety of swimming pool and drowning accident claims arising from poor safety conditions, such as:

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

Over 75 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 an Atlanta swimming accident attorney with experience and a lawyer who knows how to handle a swimming pool accident or drowning case.

Goldstein Hayes & Lina, 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

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.

To schedule a free initial consultation with an Atlanta swimming accident attorney, contact us at (888) 425-6070.

Case Results

More Than $400 Million Won for Georgia's Injured
  • $150 Million Truck Driver DUI: Wrongful Death
  • $30 Million Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries Requiring Extensive Treatment
  • $24,000,000 Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • $20 Million Medical Negligence: Medical Malpractice
  • $17,250,00 Wrongful death tractor trailer collision
  • $9 Million Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021 America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Best Law Firms in Georgia, First-Tier Rankings


    • 75 Years of Combined Experience
      We apply our 75 years of combined legal experience to make sure each and every case is meticulously prepared for trial.
    • Over $600 Million in Recoveries
      We have successfully represented clients against some of the largest corporations, insurance companies, and hospitals.
    • Recognized for Our Expertise, with the Awards to Prove It
      Our attorneys are nationally recognized for providing exceptional service and obtaining outstanding results.
    • Personal Attention, Like You Are One of Our Own
      Our boutique setting ensures you receive small firm care – all with the advocacy, skill, and experience of a large firm.

    Client Testimonials

    Real Stories of Recovery
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      - Eileen G.
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      Goldstein Hayes & Lina made my unfortunate experience positive by representing me with little to no work on my end. It allowed me to heal from my injuries without worries. Mr. Hayes and paralegals were extremely attentive, personable, and there for me
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      Mr. Hayes, as well as his paralegal Jessica, offered us compassionate and professional service. Nothing can bring our son back, but having Mr. Hayes walk us through the litigation process made this nightmare just a little bit more bearable.
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      If you're looking for a firm that will fight for you, this is definitely the place to be. No fast-talking or bait and switch. They did everything they said they would do! They stood by me and concerned themselves with what concerned me.
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      "The best attorney I have ever worked with."
      Both Jonathan and Jessica are extremely professional and really took care of me. Their communication was incredible through the whole process and I never had to worry about anything. From the start, they were really involved and interested in my wellbeing
      - Jessica P.
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