Although drowning rates are in decline, over 1,000 children die each year due to swimming accidents in the U.S. and one third of these occur in swimming pools. It takes under two inches of water and less than five minutes for a child to drown.
If you think you have a swimming pool accident claim please contact an experienced swimming pool accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Drowning continues to be the second-leading cause of injury-related deaths among children one to fourteen years of age. And for every child aged fourteen years or less who drowns, three receive emergency care for nonfatal submersion injuries. This type of injury can cause brain damage resulting in long-term disabilities, and a full 40% of the children who’ve suffered nonfatal submersion injuries require hospitalization.
Adults are not immune from swimming pool accidents, especially when they combine swimming with alcohol. Spinal cord injuries can also result from diving into water that is too shallow. If a swimming pool owner fails to post adequate water depth warnings, he or she may be negligent.
Most swimming pool injuries occur due to a failure to properly secure a pool from small children, improper construction or design of a swimming pool, and/or failure to maintain the pool in good condition. Liability for swimming pool accidents can involve three types of law - negligence or tort law, premises liability law, and product liability law. For this reason, it is vital that if you or a loved one has suffered an injury resulting from a swimming pool accident, you should seek representation from an attorney who specializes in swimming pool accident lawsuits.
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