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Apartment Swimming Pool Drowning Lawyers

Drowning in the Pool of ApartmentsMany apartment complexes offer a public swimming pool as an amenity to attract new tenants, but when inadequate attention is paid to pool safety, unsafe conditions can cause accidents that result in injury or drowning. When a child is injured following a pool accident, it is essential to determine whether the owner of the swimming pool could have taken measures to prevent the avoidable event.

An experienced swimming pool accident attorney may be able to examine the case to evaluate whether or not the pool owner was responsible for the accident either through negligence or by breaking pool safety law.

Private Pools versus Public Pools

Illinois swimming pool laws define private and public pools separately and the determination of liability for injuries caused by accidents requiring hospitalization in apartment pools fall under public swimming pool code. If children under the age of sixteen are allowed to use the pool, a lifeguard must be on duty, adequate gates and entrances must be built around the pool and safety hazards must be addressed such as items that can cause trips and falls. If failure to provide any of these considerations results in an accident, the pool owner may be held liable under Illinois swimming pool law.

Many pool accidents occur during off hours due to a lack of entrance locks or pool gates that are designed to keep people from gaining access to the pool while it is unattended. While the pool is closed, measures must be taken to ensure that small children are unable to wander into the pool while unsupervised. If anyone is injured due to ease of access while the pool is closed, the owner may still be liable for failing to take measures to keep occupants out of the area while it was unattended.

Determining Liability When a Landlord or Association Is Involved

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pool accident at a condominium or apartment complex, it is crucial that you retain the counsel of an experienced accident attorney to explore your legal options regarding the matter. A thorough evaluation of the case may determine whether or not the owner of the pool was negligent due to the refusal to take necessary steps to secure the swimming pool and ensure the safety of the complex’s tenants.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are dedicated to helping the injured and have the resources required to connect you with an attorney who has extensive experience with cases similar to your own.

It is our mission as accident attorneys to protect your interests so that you do not need to bear the additional weight of medical bills and lost wages and we will fight tirelessly until you are awarded the compensation that you are entitled to receive. Contact our Illinois pool drowning attorneys today to schedule a free consultation so that a lawyer can review the details of your case and go over your rights and legal options with you so that you know what to expect from your case. If we are unable to collect damages on your behalf, our services will be free of charge.

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