If You Or A Loved One Has Been Injured In A Pool Due To Negligence, We’re Here To Help You Through This Difficult Situation.
Las Vegas Pool Injury Attorney
You can’t spend your entire Las Vegas vacation inside the casino; every now and then it can be fun to take the family to the hotel pool and enjoy a cool swim under the warm Las Vegas sun. However, swimming pools and their surroundings aren’t without their risk either. If a hotel neglects safety in this area, you and your family could sustain serious injury. Call us today: 702-252-0055.
Hotels and property owners know the dangers inherent in swimming pools. Hotel pools have long lists of regulations and obligations they must adhere to in order to assure the safety of the public. Even though they may post signs indicating that you swim at your own risk, it doesn’t relieve them of liability.
Some hotels have inordinately large pools. These require significant lifeguard presence to prevent drowning, near drowning, and to maintain order and safety.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a pool accident, the complications of the law are such that you should call Ladah Law, PLLC as soon as possible. We know the dynamics of pool liability and safety and know how to protect your rights. We can help you obtain compensation for your injuries without needing to deal with the hotel or insurance company when they claim you are the one at fault.
You shouldn’t let the hotel comp their way out of a pool injury claim. If your injury was slip and fall, your head injury could be more serious than you know. Even a near drowning, could have long-term health consequences. The variables of pool injuries make it easy for hotels and their insurance company to try to blame you or minimize your injury. By having an experienced pool injury attorney, you don’t have to worry about those kind of details; we know all of the intricacies of pool law and liability. We will protect your rights.
What You Should Do
The sooner you have experienced representation, the easier it will be to focus on your recovery or the wellbeing of your loved one. We know the law. We know the area; and we can take care of your needs and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
It’s More Common Than You Might Expect:
According to the CDC, there’s about 10 drowning related deaths per day (non boating related) and about 1 in five of those are children under 14. With children ages 1-4, drowning is the second leading cause of death (only second to birth defects). This is a serious and preventable issue. One that could easily be solved with adequate supervision & lifeguard duty. Along with drowning, there’s many ways a person can get injured in or around swimming pools. Some of which are:
Common Pool Injury Causes:
Slip & fall: due to water around the pool from people getting out wet, this is a common occurrence around swimming pools
Broken Bones & Cuts: this is often caused by the former but other things like jumps into the pool, slips into the pool or trips on the stairs can contribute to these
Electrocution: water near outlets can be extremely dangerous
Diving Board Injuries: this speaks for itself but shouldn’t be written off as this is a very common occurrence
Trip & falls: over poolside furniture or things left out, towels, drinks, etc.
Infections: from unclean or poorly maintained water or the surrounding areas
Circulation Entrapment: This is when people get caught in the suction from the pool drain. Pool drains can pull with a high amount of force, to the point where it can prevent a person from escaping the suction & results in potentially serious injury
Drowning: there’s many things that contribute to drowning accidents. Lack of supervision with kids (absence of lifeguard duty), lack of swimming ability & skill in the swimmer, drug & alcohol use, medical conditions such as epilepsy (due to seizures while swimming).
Pool Injury Prevention:
There’s some things that definitely can be done to reduce or eliminate the risks of swimming pool injuries. Some of which are:
Supervision/Life Gaurds: having a supervisor for the swimming area who knows CPR can greatly reduce the risk of injury & death around swimming pools.
Swimming Lessons/Skills: Knowing adequate swimming skills before entering the water will greatly reduce that person’s risk in the water & even the risk of others around them.
Life Jackets or flotation devices: especially for swimmers with limited swimming ability & lessons (remember that toys do not qualify as safety devices).
Don’t Swim Alone: Having someone to help if you get in trouble can go a long way.
Keep the pool area clean: & as dry as possible. make sure toys, drinks & furniture are not around the pool, in the way of people trying to get in or out of the pool.
Fence off the pool area: to keep young children from getting in unsupervised.
Don’t Delay Professional Legal Assistance
When you’ve been injured in or around a pool on commercial or private property, you’ll need the assistance of a professional legal team. A friends advice & direction isn’t going to cut it. These situations can be complicated & we know how to help you though this situation. Don’t put off calling us to see if you have a case.