Swimming pools can pose significant dangers to Colorado residents. Many people sustain severe injuries that lead to life-altering complications and even death due to swimming pool accidents every year. If a swimming pool owner fails to observe basic safety guidelines around the property, the victims of swimming pool accidents may have grounds for legal recourse.
If you suffered serious injuries from a swimming pool accident, contact the Fang Law Firm today. Our Denver firm has years of experience representing clients who suffered injuries as the result of negligence, including victims of pool accidents. Clients choose the Fang Law Firm for our tenacity, high success rate, and compassion for our cases.
Why Choose Us?
The Fang Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This system means that if we do not secure a settlement on your behalf, you do not pay any legal fees. If we do secure a settlement, we take an agreed-upon percentage of your settlement as payment.
Our Denver injury attorneys strive to maintain open, honest communication with our clients. We are always available to answer any questions you may have and will update you throughout the claims process.
Our Denver-based attorneys have more than a decade of experience litigating personal injury cases, maintaining a 98% success rate along the way.
Pool Accident Statistics
Pools pose serious risks to users, including drowning and oxygen-deprivation injuries. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control:
3,536 drowned in the United States each year between 2005 and 2014. These drownings were unintentional and not related to boating accidents.
1 in 5 people who die from drowning are children under the age of 14.
Over 50% of drowning victims who survive their injuries need hospitalization or specialty treatment.
For every child who dies from drowning, 5 children need to receive emergency care for drowning injuries.
Pool Laws and Regulations in Colorado
All Colorado swimming pools and mineral baths must follow regulations set forth by the Colorado Secretary of State.
All pools need a 16-foot rescue pole
All pools need ring buoys, first aid kits, and throw lines
All pools must have depth markers on the decks and walls
All pools must have non-slip decks
Pools that do not allow diving must have a “No Diving” marker
Pools without a lifeguard must display “No Lifeguard” signs
Pools in non-restricted public places must have fences at least five-feet high
Common Pool Accident Injuries
Pool accidents, including slip and fall accidents near a swimming pool, can lead to severe, life-altering injuries. Depriving the body of oxygen can cause serious brain injuries and additional trauma. Other common injuries sustained by victims of swimming pool accidents include:
Head injuries, such as lacerations and skull fractures
When you file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit for a swimming pool accident, you can claim certain economic and non-economic damages.
If you file a personal injury lawsuit, you can collect the following damages.
Past and future medical expenses
Loss of income and earning ability
Pain and suffering
Any other out-of-pocket expenses
If you are the parent, child, or spouse of a person who died in a swimming pool accident, you can seek the following damages.
Funeral and burial expenses
Medical expenses for the deceased before death
Loss of companionship
Pain and suffering
Contact the Fang Law Firm Today
Do you need a Denver pool injury attorney for your swimming pool accident case? The Fang Law Firm can help. We can assist you in investigating the circumstances of your case, gathering evidence, calculating your damages and, if needed, taking your case to court.