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Oklahoma Pool Accident and Drowning Lawyers


Privett Law provides exceptional representation for victims of swimming pool accidents, and has been practicing in the area of swimming pool liability for decades. Swimming pools are the leading cause of death by drowning in the United States, taking the lives of nearly 350 children annually. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a swimming pool accident, or if you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death caused by a swimming pool accident, Privett Law can evaluate your case free of charge and discuss your litigation options with you.


Oklahoma swimming pool liability falls under premises liability law. There exists responsibility on the part of a property owner or landlord to maintain their premise in a safe and consistent manner as to avoid the existence of hazardous conditions, such as maintaining swimming pool equipment, installing and maintaining child-proof gates around swimming pools, and the general upkeep of swimming pool area grounds. When a property owner or landlord fails to do this, and someone suffers a swimming pool injury as a result, the manager of the property can be liable for any damages sustained.


Oklahoma Swimming Pool Liability Statistics


Following car accidents, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five, taking the lives of nearly 350 children annually. In addition, another 2,600 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for near-drowning accidents each year, and the vast majority of these accidents happen in backyard pools. Further, it is estimated that thousands of adults also suffer severe injury or wrongful death each year as a result of swimming pool accidents.


Oklahoma Swimming Pool Liability Accidents


Most swimming pool accidents are due to poorly designed and constructed pools, failure to maintain swimming pool equipment, such a loose ladder, slide, or stairs, failure to install and maintain child-proof gates around swimming pools, and/or slipping and falling on poorly repaired grounds, such as broken brick or concrete walks surrounding a swimming pool.


Oklahoma Swimming Pool Accident Injury


Injuries suffered from swimming pool liability accidents can include cuts, bruising, fractures, broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis and wrongful death.


Oklahoma Swimming Pool Lawsuit Damages


Compensation for a swimming pool liability accident can include coverage for medical expenses, i.e. first aid, emergency room, hospital, and ambulance costs, and current and projected lost income such as wages, bonuses, overtime pay and promotional pay that has been lost as the result of the accident. The family of a swimming pool accident wrongful death victim may also be entitled to income wages, both past and future, and other forms of punitive damages.


Oklahoma Pools, Drownings and Responsibility


Under Oklahoma law, the owner or manager of a swimming pool is legally responsible for accidents or injuries occurring in or around the swimming pool on said premises.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a swimming pool accident, the first step you should take is to seek medical attention, as some significant injuries can appear non-existent except to a trained medical eye. Your next step should be to consult with an experienced Oklahoma personal injury lawyer  who is experienced in swimming pool liability litigation. As all swimming pool liability claims are different, a skilled personal injury lawyer can discuss your case with you and determine your best course of legal action.


Oklahoma Swimming Pool Liability Accidents


Most swimming pool accidents are due to poorly designed and constructed pools, failure to maintain swimming pool equipment, such a loose ladder, slide, or stairs, failure to install and maintain child-proof gates around swimming pools, and/or slipping and falling on poorly repaired grounds, such as broken brick or concrete walks surrounding a swimming pool.


Oklahoma Swimming Pool Accident Injury


Injuries suffered from swimming pool liability accidents can include cuts, bruising, fractures, broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis and wrongful death.


Oklahoma Swimming Pool Lawsuit Damages


Compensation for a swimming pool liability accident can include coverage for medical expenses, i.e. first aid, emergency room, hospital, and ambulance costs, and current and projected lost income such as wages, bonuses, overtime pay and promotional pay that has been lost as the result of the accident. The family of a swimming pool accident wrongful death victim may also be entitled to income wages, both past and future, and other forms of punitive damages.


Oklahoma Pools, Drownings and Responsibility


Under Oklahoma law, the owner or manager of a swimming pool is legally responsible for accidents or injuries occurring in or around the swimming pool on said premises.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a swimming pool accident, the first step you should take is to seek medical attention, as some significant injuries can appear non-existent except to a trained medical eye. Your next step should be to consult with an experienced Oklahoma personal injury lawyer at Atkins & Markoff who is experienced in swimming pool liability litigation. As all swimming pool liability claims are different, a skilled personal injury lawyer can discuss your case with you and determine your best course of legal action.

 

Pool Accident Statute of Limitations


Swimming pool liability claims fall under personal injury within the State of Oklahoma, and must be brought within two years. However, a

minor has one year after his or her eighteenth birthday to file a personal injury claim under Oklahoma law.


If the statute of limitations expires before a swimming pool liability suit is brought, the case may be dismissed. To avoid this, it is critical to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible following a swimming pool accident, to protect your legal rights and fight for any compensation that is due.


Oklahoma Swimming Liability Lawyers


Swimming pool liability involves three types of law—negligence or tort law, product liability law and premises liability law. These laws are complicated and incorporate complex legal issues that only an experienced attorney handling these types of cases can navigate through.


Hazardous premises conditions need to be investigated quickly in order to try a successful swimming pool liability case. Privett Law can thoroughly examine a swimming pool liability case, and fight for the compensation to which you are entitled as a result of your injury. Contact the firm today for a full consultation.