San Diego Above Ground Pool Accident Lawyers
Many families that want to enjoy the benefits of having a backyard pool without having to begin a costly and time-consuming installation project choose to purchase above ground pools. While above ground pools can provide a family with a place to have fun, relax, and cool off during the hot summer months, they are also incredibly dangerous and have recently been the cause of several devastating accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an above ground pool accident, the San Diego above ground pool accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates can help. Contact our offices at (619) 296-0123 to learn more about who may be liable for this unfortunate incident and what we can do to help you pursue compensation from the responsible party.
Why Above Ground Pools are Dangerous
The design of above ground pools can make them dangerous to users, especially small children. As their name implies, above ground pools are situated entirely on top of the ground, often making it difficult for people to get into or out of these pools. To make above ground pools more accessible, most people will attach a ladder or a small deck to the side of the pool. The ladder that is used is often dangerous because small children are attracted to it and can access the pool even though they cannot swim. The consequences are sometimes horrible and catastrophic. The above ground pool manufacturers and sellers must be held accountable for these tragic injuries to children. Also, when ladders, decks, and other structures become wet with pool water they become incredibly slippery. This presents another dangerous condition of the product.
Individuals who slip near above ground pools can suffer a wide variety of damaging effects, such as:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
Additionally, there have been reports of above ground pool users being seriously injured in accidents involving the structural collapse of an above ground pool.
Although an above ground pool may seem like a quick and easy way to get the benefits of a swimming pool without the hassle and expense of installing an in-ground pool, there are some very real dangers associated with these structures. If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in an above ground pool, contact the experienced San Diego swimming pool accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 to discuss how we can help you fight for the compensation you need following this terrible incident.