Austin Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

We all love a summer day at the pool with family and friends, but when water, wet cement, and rowdy play combine, serious injuries may occur. Pool owners and property managers have a legal duty to take proper precautions to prevent harm to guests enjoying a cool swim on a warm day. When a property owner fails to take those reasonable measures, and a guest or paying customer suffers a serious injury or death, the injury victim and their family shouldn’t have to deal with expensive medical bills in addition to their injuries.

Call the swimming pool accident lawyers in Austin today for a free evaluation of your case so we can begin a strategy for prompt action to recover your damages.

Why Choose Shaw Cowart LLC for Your Swimming Pool Accident Case in Austin?

The Austin personal injury lawyers at Shaw Cowart LLC understand the impact of a serious injury on the victim and their family, especially a preventable injury that occurs during what should have been a fun family outing or a relaxing day at the pool. Our firm provides legal counsel and representation tailored specifically to the needs of every client.


Our combined 60 years of experience makes us skilled negotiators as well as practiced litigators so we are prepared to negotiate the best possible settlement or take your case to a jury.

Small Firm Personalization

We offer the technical advances and full service of a large law firm with the personalized counsel and tailored strategies of a small firm.


Founding partners, Ethan Shaw and John Cowart have a strong reputation that puts a powerful voice behind your claim with a track record of success in securing millions of dollars for injured clients.

Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents in Austin

When property managers at hotels, water parks, and other venues fail to address safety hazards or don’t control unruly behavior at a pool, they are negligent in their duty to take reasonable measures to prevent injury. Common causes of pool injuries include the following;

  • Near-drowning and drowning
  • Slip-and-fall accidents due to improper decking materials or unsafe pool surroundings
  • Lack of proper barriers
  • Negligent lifeguard
  • Improper or mismarked water levels
  • Diving injuries
  • Lack of signage
  • Lack of emergency flotation devices
  • Electrocution
  • Pool filter or drain accidents
  • Rough-housing pool guests
  • Overcrowded conditions
  • Intoxicated pool guests
  • Harmful pool water
  • Missing or damaged ladders

The property manager or owner must ensure that any of the above hazards are quickly recognized and mitigated. Otherwise, they are liable for damages to an injury victim. Compensation for the victim’s damages typically comes from the property owner’s liability insurance.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Pool Accident Case?

Injuries quickly become expensive as well as painful and debilitating. Pool injuries may include traumatic brain injuries, fractures, and near-drowning or drowning. Compensation for common damages includes amounts for the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses related to the injury
  • Reimbursement for past and future lost wages
  • Lowered earning capacity due to disability
  • Pain and suffering compensation
  • Compensation for loss of enjoyment of life or other emotional damages

If a loved one died in a pool accident, our Austin wrongful death attorneys can help your family recover compensation for further damages like funeral costs and loss of a provider’s income.

Call The Pool Accident Lawyers in Austin to Discuss Your Case

If you or your close family member was hurt due to a pool owner’s carelessness, call or contact Shaw Cowart LLC today to schedule a case evaluation so we can talk about your legal options.