Have you been injured in a slip and fall incident which took place at a public or private swimming pool in the Chicago area or elsewhere in Illinois? If so, you should contact the personal injury lawyers of the Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or any financial losses you have suffered as a result of your slip and fall incident and the aggressive and experienced injury lawyers in Chicago will assist you in recovering compensation for those injuries and financial losses.
Swimming pools are a natural spot in which slip and fall incidents routinely occur. These incidents can often be serious and result in injuries to those unlucky enough to be the victim of a pool owner’s negligent actions. These injuries can often be serious enough to require medical treatment such as doctor’s visits, expensive and invasive tests like CAT scans or MRIs, physical therapy, hospitalizations or even surgeries. Such medical treatment can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars in total. These injuries may even require you to miss time from work, potentially costing you lost wages as a result of the pool owner’s negligent behavior.
Although your first reaction to the thought that you could be entitled to compensation for any injuries you might suffer as a result of a slip and fall incident near a swimming pool might be the type of thing for which the law would hold you, the person who fell, legally responsible, this is not necessarily the case. Under Illinois law, in the event of a slip and fall accident, a victim must prove that either (i) the property owner failed to maintain the property, (ii) the property owner created unsafe conditions which caused the injury or (iii) the property owners knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe hazard but did not alert visitors.
As an example, think of a loose tile on a pool deck that does not appear to have any problems with it but that the pool owner knows could cause someone to slip and suffer injury to their lower back or spine. Even worse, consider if such an incident happened in the past but the pool owner never bothered to fix the tile. As another example, many pool owners can become careless in allowing water to accumulate on the deck in the process of cleaning the pool but does nothing to remove the water left behind. These are scenarios in which, had you been a pool patron and you suffered injuries in a slip and fall on the pool deck, you could possibly recover damages in a lawsuit against the pool’s owner.
At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we are experienced personal injury lawyers who will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve as a result of your injuries suffered in a slip and fall incident at or near a swimming pool. We have had great success in the past in representing those who have been injured in slip and fall accidents near swimming pools as well as in many other scenarios.
This success has included damages for any pain and suffering (both past and future) associated with injuries suffered in a slip and fall, recovery of any amounts of out of pocket medical expenses or other financial our clients were forced to incur as a result of their slip and fall incident, and lost wages for any time that they were forced to miss from work to recover from their injuries or any permanent earning loss caused by those injuries.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident involving a pool, please call us today for a free consultation with one of our accident and Chicago personal injury lawyers at (312) 236-2900.