During hot summer days, there is often nothing better than relaxing at the pool. Unfortunately, if you are not careful, swimming pools can be a dangerous place. According to the CDC, nearly 3500 people die in drowning accidents every year. A large majority of these drownings occur due to accidents at a swimming pool. Even if an accident at a pool does not result in death, the victim can be seriously injured and require emergency medical treatment. In fact for every child who drowns in a pool accident, another four will require emergency medical treatment for a serious injury.
For these reasons, proper prevention is especially important. Just a few simple actions can prevent accidents and even save lives. The following are important tips to follow at all times at the pool.
By following these tips, you will be much safer and much more likely to enjoy your pool experience. However, some pool accidents may be unavoidable. While many swimming pool accidents are truly no one’s fault, sometimes accidents at a swimming pool can be a result of another person’s negligence. A pool management company may be liable for injuries caused by a diving board that is not up to grade. A lifeguard may be liable for failing to act quickly enough or not paying enough attention. Liability will depend on the circumstances of each individual case.
If a member of your family is injured in a swimming pool accident, contact us at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. by calling (312) 236-2900. We will analyze your case in a free consultation and help you determine if your case has been caused by the negligence of another person. If so, we will work with you to hold them liable and get the compensation you deserve.