What You Should Know About Memorial Day Swimming Pool Accidents

With Memorial Day Weekend ahead, many individuals will be heading to see friends and family for pool parties, barbecues, and more. Of course, this is a fun time for all, however, you should note that Memorial Day marks a heightened risk until September for drownings and other swimming pool accidents. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about swimming pool accidents and how we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve via a premises liability lawsuit if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What causes swimming pool accidents?

There are many different causes of swimming pool accidents, though unfortunately, most of them are preventable and can, therefore, be traced back to swimming pool owner negligence. Swimming pool owners are responsible for notifying everybody of potential safety hazards, via wet floor signs, announcements regarding whether or not the pool has a safe diving area, and more. Additionally, pool owners should put the necessary barriers, fences, and otherwise in place to ensure children or adults do not accidentally slip and drown. Pool owners should also always ensure children are constantly under supervision while swimming, and that all adults are not swimming under the influence of drugs or alcohol. When pool owners fail to take these actions, very severe accidents, such as slip and falls, can occur as a result.

What should I do if I have been injured in a swimming pool accident?

If you are someone who has been injured in a swimming pool accident, there are several things you should do to help ensure you win the compensation to need to heal. First, ensure you call the police, who will also send an ambulance to transport you to a hospital for treatment. From here, take pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, and try to obtain surveillance footage of your accident if there is any. Once treated, ensure you receive your medical records detailing the origin and extent of your injuries. Finally, retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process and who will work to gather and present all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. For any additional questions pertaining to your case, simply give our firm a call today. We are here to help you through every step of the claims process ahead.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.