Common Causes of Fatal Accidents in Charlotte North Carolina
Jan 7, 2018 by content
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Owners and operators of swimming pools owe a duty of care not only to people whom they invite to use the pool, but also to the general public. A swimming pool in a backyard may be considered an “attractive nuisance,” particularly with respect to young children who might enter the yard. Homeowners are expected to provide protections such as the following:
North Carolina has a Residential Code which governs the types of precautionary measures which should be in place around swimming pools. It is important to know which version of the Residential Code may be applicable to a given pool to determine whether the property owner was in compliance.
Children in particular are at risk around swimming pools, and a property owner may be responsible for failing to supervise children around a pool if such lack of supervision results in serious injury or the tragic loss of a child.
Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, offers experienced, knowledgeable legal counsel to people who have suffered injuries or lost family members in drowning accidents in manmade bodies of water, including the following:
We have a history of success representing victims of aquatic injuries and fatalities, including spinal cord injuries caused by diving. When we take a swimming injury case, we look at factors such as the following:
Sometimes when we investigate swimming pool accidents, we discover that alcohol abuse was a factor. We look into all aspects of an accidental drowning or near-drowning in which drunkenness was involved. Dram shop laws may apply if a commercial vendor of alcohol continued to serve beer and wine to obviously drunk swimmers. Drunk motor boating — just as illegal as drunk driving — may also be a factor when boat passengers or skiers are injured in lakes and rivers. A skilled personal injury lawyer examines all angles of a swimming-related injury in pursuit of sources of compensation for an accident victim or surviving family members.
If you have additional questions after reviewing the information on our website, we invite you to contact our office to schedule a complimentary initial consultation. To make an appointment with a Charlotte swimming pool injuries attorney, call toll free 844-452-3688 or send us an e-mail.