Many Texas homeowners have swimming pools on their property. Neighborhoods throughout Dallas-Fort Worth have community pools that are popular attractions for children and adults alike. Pools are a common amenity in hundreds of hotels and condos in the area. People in our region enjoy swimming and diving every day, but unfortunately, injuries are all too common.
At The Law Offices of J. Kent McAfee, P.C., we have over 34 years of experience handling personal injury cases, and we know how devastating it is when someone is injured in a swimming pool accident. Whether a pool is public or private, the owner has a responsibility to make sure that certain aspects of the pool or swimming area are kept safe and that swimmers follow the rules for the pool or recreational area. Children and other swimmers must be kept safe. Unsafe activities such as running and horseplay must be prevented. Many pools are appropriate for swimming, but not diving, even when a diving board is present. It is a known fact within the legal and pool industries that the proper depth must be present for an individual to safely dive. Most residential pools, despite having diving boards, are NOT safe for diving, based on the depth and design. If an owner or the contractor who built the pool has failed to live up to that responsibility and has caused an injury to you or your child, we will work hard to hold him or her accountable.
Fort Worth swimming accident lawyer J. Kent McAfee has built a track record of success and a reputation for integrity over nearly three decades of practice. Recognized as one of the top lawyers in Tarrant County by Fort Worth Magazine, Mr. McAfee is respected by insurance company lawyers, who understand that he represents only those who have suffered legitimate harm.
Our firm is client-focused, providing the personal attention you need to get through this difficult time. Mr. McAfee and his team will personally handle every aspect of your case.
Any water-related injury or fatality can raise issues of liability, negligence and insurance coverage. We have extensive knowledge of these issues and a proven ability to seek fair and just compensation, either through negotiated settlement or at trial. Swimming accident cases we handle include:
Many injuries that result from swimming and diving accidents are permanent, such as brain injuries caused by oxygen deprivation and spinal cord injuries resulting from diving accidents. These kinds of serious injuries carry lifetime consequences, both financial and lifestyle-related. Our firm works to recover full compensation for all losses that you suffer, from medical bills to lost wages to the cost of future and ongoing care.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a diving or swimming pool accident, you should get the serious representation you need to regain your peace of mind and make the most of your future. Be sure to speak to an experienced lawyer before making any statements to the property owner or the insurance company. Contact our attorney online, or call 817-332-7676 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.