In 2020 alone, there was nearly an eight percent increase in the amount of backyard swimming pools in Florida. This means that across the state, there are over 1.4 million homes with swimming pools. With the warm weather in full effect all year long, there is no shortage of swimming pool birthday parties, daytime gatherings, and relaxing time in the sun.
Unfortunately, this also means that there is no shortage of swimming pool accidents and injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured at a swimming pool because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled compensation.
The first step in receiving this compensation is consulting the help of a Tampa Swimming Pool Accident Attorney. The attorneys at Inkelaar Law are committed to aggressively fighting for the justice you deserve. Learn more today about how our team can help if you’ve been injured.
The first step after being injured in a swimming pool accident is to seek medical attention. Whether an ambulance comes to the scene or you seek medical attention at a hospital nearby, it is crucial to treat injuries as soon as possible, even if they seem minor.
Be sure to obtain copies of all medical records related to the accident. These records will be needed to receive proper compensation if someone else was at fault.
You should also document the scene of the accident, contact local authorities, and inform the property owner. Consider taking photos and asking others for their recount of the events that led up to the accident. These steps are highly important in any accident or injury case.
Another important step that is often overlooked is refraining from admitting to anything that could have led to your injuries. For example, avoid phrases like, “I am so clumsy that I must have slipped,” or “I should have watched where I was going.”
Statements like this, even in passing, can cause issues when seeking compensation later on.
After any kind of personal injury or accident, it is best to proceed with the help of a trained attorney. A Tampa Swimming Pool Accident Attorney at Inkelaar Law has the extensive experience in personal injury, as well as the passion and care needed to obtain justice for your case. Our team has won over 40 million dollars for our clients, and has more than 30 years of experience with personal injury law. And, with multilingual capabilities, we are proud to represent individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Call us today at (813) 535-5574 or complete our contact request form for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.