On average, more than one child dies every day in a pool related accident, and approximately 14 children are injured and require emergency room visits. Of course, those numbers are not evenly divided among the 365 days of the year, and long, hot, sunny summer days tend to see more accidents than winter days.
Sometimes a child’s pool injury is the result of parental neglect or just a simple accident. However, if your child has been hurt in a neighbor’s pool, then there are certain times when your neighbor may be liable for your child’s injuries.
For example, a neighbor may be responsible if he or she failed to:
- Have appropriate fencing around the pool.
- Have appropriate pool drain safety equipment in place.
- Provide appropriate supervision of the children in the pool.
Determining legal liability for a Kansas City pool accident injury can be complicated. Thus, it is important to contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney for a FREE consultation if your child has been injured. An experienced Kansas City child injury lawyer will explain why a neighbor may, or may not, be responsible for your child’s injuries and, if appropriate, fight hard for your child’s fair and just recovery.
For more information, please contact our Kansas City accident law firm today at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616, and read our FREE book: Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim.