About Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pools provide many opportunities for people to be seriously injured or wrongfully killed, whether it be slip and falls on slippery pool grounds, injury sustained in a diving accident, or death by drowning in the pool itself. There are over 3,300 unintentional drowning deaths that occur in the United States every year, and many of the victims are children. For each of those drownings, one to four nonfatal submersions occur that are serious enough to require hospitalization.
What leads to these accidents?
Swimming pool and drowning incidents are often the result of negligence in one form or another. For instance, most diving accidents occur in 3 ¼ feet of water or less, with only 13% occurring in a water depth of 3 ¼ to 9 feet. The conditions that bring about these accidents are many, but a few of the most common include:
- Poor pool or pool area design
- Lack of proper maintenance
- Lack of supervision or on-duty lifeguards
- Lack of posted warning or safety signage
- Insufficient or no safety fencing or barriers
- Lack of rescue equipment
- Defective products, such as filters or other pool equipment
Am I eligible to seek compensation?
Premises liability can be a large factor in many of these situations. In the event that a drowning or other swimming pool injury occurs because of negligence, the responsible parties may be financially liable for injuries and losses the victim has suffered. If you are pursuing compensation for your injuries or seeking justice for the loss of a loved because of drowning, it is very important you contact a knowledgable swimming pool accident lawyer from our firm with the skill to advocate for your family.
The personal injury attorneys at The Medler Law Firm, APC have substantial experience in swimming pool injury litigation, and our attorney will employ our dedicated and aggressive approach to your case, always protecting your rights and promoting your best interests. Call our experienced accident lawyers for a free consultation today if you would like to pursue justice for your family’s pain and losses.
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