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Ocala Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

Ever notice how many homes and housing communities at The Villages and around Ocala have a swimming pool for residents and their guests to use? Pools help draw people to want to live there, which is good for the bottom line of the property owners.

However, if you or a family member were injured at a swimming pool, you need Ocala swimming pool accident lawyer-Pam Olsen on your side. She has 30 years of experience helping people legally pursue and receive financial compensation when injured by the negligence of someone else.

Call her at (352) 671-9777.  Or if you prefer, complete this simple contact form and she will be in touch right away.

Types of Swimming Pool Injuries

When a property owner chooses to have a swimming pool, they must also ensure its safe use. Over the years, Ocala swimming pool accident lawyer- Pam Olsen has seen and legally helped people who: 

  • Suffered broken bones caused by slippery pool decks
  • Had permanent brain damage from almost drowning
  • Lost a family member from drowning

Attorney Olsen holds property owners accountable for swimming pool accidents. She can help you receive compensation by building your case to prove negligence by the other party. And she is thorough so your compensation is for not only the financial costs you’ve incurred, but your physical and emotional suffering as well.

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Kinds of Swimming Pool Accidents

Here are the types of swimming pool accidents Attorney Olsen can help with:

  • Vacation resort pools
  • Hotel pools
  • Motel pools
  • Apartment community pools
  • Gated community shared pools
  • Condo association pools
  • Water parks
  • Amusement parks with water attractions
  • City and town pools
  • Public beaches
  • Homeowner pools
  • Cruise ship pools and water attractions

Florida Laws Regarding Swimming Pools

There are clear and tight safety codes in Florida relating to the list above. They include specific regulations about the fencing/enclosure, warning signs and more. 

The law uses a term called “attractive nuisance”. The idea behind this phrase is that children are unable to comprehend the same dangers as adults can. They may look at fire and think, “Ooh, I want to touch it.”

Since pools appear fun and interesting, extra measures need to be put in place to deter children from finding their own way in. So the owner of the pool is liable if the entrance is left open when there is no lifeguard, and a child enters and is hurt. 

Negligent supervision is another part of the law. This means the property owner, including a homeowner who has a swimming pool, must adequately oversee swimmer’s behavior, or they can be held responsible in the event of an injury.

The pool itself, by Florida law, must be safely maintained. Some of the cases Attorney Olsen has seen had pools with problems like:

  • Missing drain cover
  • Dangerously worn and slippery tiles
  • No water depth markings
  • Incorrect water depth markings
  • No warning signs
  • Improper/insufficient signage
  • Damaged slides emptying into the pool

When pursuing compensation for a swimming pool injury in Florida you only need to prove negligence.  All residential pools, spas, and hot tubs have to have one or more of the following:

  • Pool cover
  • Four-foot barrier around the entire pool
  • Pool entrance with self-closing and self-locking mechanism
  • Alarm for all doors and windows with direct access to pool area

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What About If I Signed A Waiver?

Attorney Olsen has helped clients receive compensation for swimming pool injuries even if they signed a waiver. She is able to demonstrate how the property owner’s negligence led to the injury, and hold them responsible.

Why Choose Pam

Pam Olsen knows the specific laws and procedures that apply to swimming pool accidents. Her 30 years of experience and skill enable her to pursue full and fair compensation for your medical expenses, wages and other losses you have suffered.

If you or a family member were injured at a swimming pool, call (352) 671-9777.  Or if you prefer, complete this simple contact form and she will be in touch right away.

Ocala Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer- Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are some common causes of swimming pool accidents in Ocala?

Ans: Swimming pool accidents in Ocala can occur for various reasons, including inadequate supervision, lack of barriers or fencing, slippery surfaces, poor maintenance practices and equipment defects; as well as negligence on behalf of pool owners or operators.

Q: How can an Ocala swimming pool accident lawyer assist me?

Ans: An experienced Ocala swimming pool accident lawyer can be invaluable when facing such complex legal matters. They will investigate, gather evidence and identify all liable parties – working directly with insurance providers on your behalf while simultaneously filing legal claims to seek reimbursement of medical costs, pain & suffering damages as well as lost wages & other forms of losses sustained during an incident.

Q: If I or someone close to me have been injured in a swimming pool accident, what steps should be taken next?

Ans: In Ocala, swimming pool accidents require immediate medical care for anyone involved. Make sure the incident is well documented by taking photos and collecting witness info as soon as possible – along with reporting it directly to the pool owner/manager and legal professionals as soon as possible for evaluation and legal guidance of any legal proceedings that might ensue.

Q: In Ocala, is there an applicable timeframe for filing a swimming pool accident claim?

Ans: No deadline exists in filing such an action but any potential claims need to be lodged within six months after their occurrence. Ocala has a statute of limitation on filing swimming pool accident claims, so it is wise to consult a knowledgeable Ocala swimming pool accident lawyer as soon as possible in order to meet this deadline and protect your legal rights.

Please be aware that this FAQ section should only be taken as informational material and does not constitute legal advice. For personalized guidance tailored specifically to your situation, it would be prudent to speak with an Ocala swimming accident lawyer.

Ocala Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

Education

Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia J.D. – 1991 Nova Southeastern University M.S. – 2004 Major: Mental Health Counseling University of Florida B.A. – 1988

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1991 Georgia, 1991 U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1992 U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1993

Current Employment Position

Founder Call (352) 671-9777 or email the firm for a free initial consultation in Ocala. Let Pam Olsen, an experienced Ocala swimming pool accident lawyer demonstrate her dedication to you.

I have been so lucky to have Pam Olsen as my attorney. She had done a wonderful, professional job for me.

Vilma Camacho