St. Louis Swimming Pool Injury Lawyer

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Swimming pools are great for cooling down on hot summer days and provide hours of enjoyment and exercise. But swimming pools also pose significant dangers, and accidents can result in devastating injuries, leaving victims and their families grappling with physical, emotional, and financial challenges. 

If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to negligence or inadequate safety measures at a pool, an experienced swimming pool injury lawyer can help you seek accountability. 

When property owners and managers fail to ensure safety in and around swimming pools, accidents are likely. If you’ve been injured, you need an experienced St. Louis swimming pool injury lawyer.  At Brown & Crouppen, we have the leading pool injury lawyers serving St. Louis and Kansas CityOur team is dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complexities of personal injury claims and secure the maximum compensation they deserve. 

Why Choose Brown & Crouppen

When selecting the right law firm to handle your swimming pool accident case, Brown & Crouppen offers unparalleled legal knowledge, a proven track record of success, and a commitment to delivering exceptional results. Over the years, we have won over $1 billion in settlements for our clients, including for victims of pool accidents and other personal injury cases.

By choosing Brown & Crouppen, you gain access to a team of professionals who have honed their skills in handling cases similar to yours. Our dedication and excellence have earned us recognition within the legal industry, including being named Winningest Plaintiff Attorney by Missouri Lawyers Weekly and Top Trial Lawyers in America’s Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Our law firm is also AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell and received the Superb Lawyer Rating from Avvo.  These awards are a testament to our professionalism, integrity, and unwavering pursuit of justice.

At Brown & Crouppen, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll swimming pool accidents can take on victims and their families. We approach each case empathetically, providing compassionate support and personalized attention to our clients. When you choose our law firm, we will treat you with respect and always put your best interests at the forefront of our legal strategy.

Common Types of Pool Injuries and Their Causes

Pool-related injuries are more frequent than many think. These accidents can result in devastating injuries that have long-term consequences for victims and their families. At Brown & Crouppen, we understand the severity of these accidents. 

Drowning or Near-Drowning

Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths, especially among children. In the U.S., around 4,000 fatal and 8,000 non-fatal drownings occur yearly. The numbers are particularly startling for children, as drowning is the leading cause of death for children between ages one and four. Furthermore, among children under 15, pool-related nonfatal drowning injuries requiring hospital treatment rose an eye-popping 17 percent in 2021 to 6,800 injuries, compared to 5,800 a year earlier.

While many accidents are fatal, a person may survive a drowning event but suffer significant injuries and complications, leading to long-term disabilities. 

Lack of proper supervision, inadequate safety measures, or negligence by pool owners or operators can cause drowning incidents. At Brown & Crouppen, we provide compassionate legal representation to pursue wrongful death and personal injury claims for victims or their families. 

Slip and Fall Injuries

Wet surfaces, slippery tiles, or inadequate safety precautions can cause slip-and-fall accidents in or around pool areas. These accidents can result in various injuries, such as the following: 

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Chemical Exposure

Improper handling or maintenance of pool chemicals can lead to hazardous conditions and may result in the following: 

  • Chemical burns
  • Respiratory problems
  • Eye injuries
  • Other health complications

Our attorneys are well versed in handling chemical exposure cases at pools and strive to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligence.

Pool Equipment Malfunction

Defective or poorly maintained pool equipment can cause serious injuries to swimmers. At Brown & Crouppen, we will investigate these incidents and pursue product liability claims against manufacturers or maintenance companies. 

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Types of Pool Accident Injury Compensation

Victims of pool injuries may be entitled to various types of compensation. Below are some common types that pool accident victims in St. Louis seek.

Medical Expenses

Pool accidents often result in significant medical expenses, including: 

  • Emergency medical care
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgeries
  • Medication
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ongoing therapy

Compensation may cover these costs to ensure the victim receives the necessary medical treatment without bearing the financial burden.

Pain and Suffering

Pool accident injuries can cause the following:

  • Physical pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Psychological trauma

You can seek compensation for the pain and suffering experienced by the victim, considering the severity and long-term impact of their injuries.

Lost Income and Future Earnings

Serious pool accident injuries may lead to temporary or permanent disability, resulting in the victim’s inability to work. Compensation may cover lost wages and future earnings potential, ensuring financial stability for the victim and their family.

Rehabilitation and Therapy Costs

Many pool accident victims require ongoing rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or psychological counseling to aid their recovery. Compensation can help cover these costs and ensure the victim receives the necessary care to regain functionality and improve their quality of life.

Property Damage

Personal belongings, such as electronic devices or clothing, may be damaged or destroyed in some pool accident cases. Compensation may help repair or replace these items.

Wrongful Death Damages

In tragic cases in which a pool accident results in wrongful death, the surviving family members may seek compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and the emotional anguish caused by the untimely death of their loved one.

Determining Liability for Swimming Pool Injury Cases

Pool accident cases often involve multiple parties who may share liability, making it a complex matter to determine responsibility. At Brown & Crouppen, we conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your accident to identify any parties that may be held accountable.

Property Owners

If an accident happens on a property belonging to someone else,  the owner might be liable for failing to ensure a secure environment and take necessary safety precautions. 

In particular, the owners of hotels, resorts, clubs, and casinos have a legal duty to keep guests and visitors safe and warn them of any hazards. Businesses and corporations too often focus on other aspects of the property but fail to provide safety standards for their pool areas, leading to preventable accidents and premises liability lawsuits. 

Pool Operators

If a pool is a public or commercial entity, the operators could be responsible for incidents caused by a lack of supervision, insufficient lifeguards, or failure to follow safety rules. Resorts and hotels too often allow day guests to use these facilities without providing trained staff or proper equipment to ensure everyone’s safety.

Understanding the Statute of Limitations

In Missouri, anyone injured in a swimming pool accident must file a lawsuit within five years from the accident date. At Brown & Crouppen, we help you file your claim within the required timeframe, increasing your chances of a successful outcome.

Reach Out to a St. Louis Pool Accident Lawyer

When faced with the aftermath of a pool accident, choosing a law firm with the expertise, experience, and dedication to handle your case effectively is vital. At Brown & Crouppen, we stand out as the top-rated option for individuals seeking legal representation for swimming pool accident cases in St. Louis

With our unparalleled expertise, track record of success, and unwavering commitment to every client, Brown & Crouppen is a law firm you can trust to fight for your rights and secure the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn how we can assist in your case.

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