Swimming Pool Accident Attorney in Shreveport / Bossier City – Louisiana

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Swimming Pool Accidents

In Louisiana, many residents seek reprieve from the heat in the water. Most people choose to cool off in a recreational pool, residential pool, or waterpark. While swimming can be an enjoyable activity, accidents can happen without proper safety.

Swimming accidents are tragic and in most cases result in brain injuries, paralysis, or death. The CDC reports that drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. Greenwald Law Firm LLC represent victims of swimming pool accidents and their families in the Shreveport and Bossier City area.

Swimming Related Injury

Pool accidents, diving accidents and other swimming related accidents can result in serious injury. Diving into shallow water or slipping on diving boards can cause traumatic brain injuries which effect cognitive, motor, and language skills. Children can also become caught in faulty drains and sustain intestinal damage.

Common causes of swimming pool accidents:

  • Distracted or absent lifeguard
  • Inadequate gate or fence
  • Poorly marked depth signs
  • Defective drains

Louisiana Barrier Laws

Louisiana law states that recreational swimming pools require a protective barrier around the pool. Fences, walls, buildings, natural or artificial enclosures are acceptable as long as they are at least 4 feet tall, have no external hand and foot holds for climbing, and have a self-closing and self-latching closure mechanism at least 45 inches above the ground with hardware for locking.

Greenwald Law Firm LLC has experience representing clients across Louisiana for almost 20 years. If you or a loved one has been involved in a swimming pool accident, know your legal rights. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 318-219- 7867.