Apartment complexes have an obligation to keep their tenants as safe as possible. One common apartment amenity that is also very dangerous is a pool. Pools are dangerous to adults and children for several reasons.
Pools Can Pose A Danger To Children
Pools are magnets for small children, especially in the hot weather. Swimming and splashing in a pool are fun things for kids to do and often they don't know to swim with supervision at all times. This means it's up to apartment management to make sure that pools are properly secured with locking gates and sturdy fencing. Children should not be able to access the pool by themselves, even during the winter months when the pool is covered. If a child is easily able to get through a hole in the fence, there is no fence or there is no lock on the gate and they are injured or killed in the pool, the apartment complex may be held liable for damages. If your child has been injured or killed due to a poorly secured pool or hot tub at an apartment complex, call an Atlanta apartment accident lawyer right now.
Faulty Pools May Also Injure Adults
Sometimes a pool can be securely locked up but injuries happen in front of adults or to an adult. If pool equipment is not regularly maintained and checked, serious consequences can result. For example, sharp objects from a broken piece of equipment or an underwater water drain can snag a swimmer's clothing or hair and hold them underwater. This will cause the swimmer to be trapped underwater leading to drowning or near drowning. Serious side effects such as brain damage can occur when a person is held underwater for too long. Other problems such as a drain or pump with suction that is too strong can hold a small person or child underwater as well. If you or a loved one have experienced injury because of a poorly maintained pool or hot tub, you have a right to compensation.
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In the event that you or a loved one are injured in a pool accident, call The Berry Law Group right away. Our Atlanta attorneys can help you get compensation for medical bills or wrongful death. The aftermath of an accident is always a stressful and upsetting time, but having a competent Georgia personal injury lawyer can help make it easier. Call The Berry Law Group, LLC today and you'll be put in touch with an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer who will speak to you about your case. Call us 24/7 so we can get to work helping you get the justice you deserve.