In Greater Los Angeles, California, and throughout America, going to the swimming pool is one of our favorite past times. Sadly, though, fun-in-the sun can turn tragic as pools hold many dangers, including drowning, near drowning, diving, and slipping and falling.
Dangers around Swimming Pools
In California, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death in children 0-5 years old. But it isn’t just young children who are at risk as all of us are susceptible to drowning or near drowning, which can often result in severe brain and/or respiratory injuries.
Another major danger at swimming pools involves diving accidents, whether it’s diving head first into shallow water or jumping up on a diving board only to hit it on the way down. Diving accidents often result in serious spinal cord and brain injuries, not to mention arm and shoulder injuries such as fractures and/or dislocations.
Other risks at pools include slip and fall accidents from improper flooring or maintenance issues on the pool deck or in a locker room or restroom.
Also, in some cases, injury results from the design and/or manufacturing of the swimming pool or the chemicals that are used in the pool itself.
Safety Tips to Prevent a Swimming Pool Accident
The best way to make pools safe is through prevention. Check out this great pool safety resource. While preventing injuries and wrongful death is the ultimate solution, there will always be negligent pool owners and operators that skirt safety rules resulting in injury or death of you or a loved one.
Help Proving Liability
Proving liability for a swimming pool injury accident is often very complex and typically includes proving negligence or premises liability against a private individual or entity such as a health or athletic club. Building and safety codes may require pool owners to have safety gate so children do not have unsupervised access to a pool.
In other cases, if a public entity, such as city, county, or school, then you must adhere to governmental torts claim rules, which have many quick deadlines and pitfalls.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a swimming pool accident, please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation at 800-818-1818. We are experienced swimming pool accident injury lawyers that will fight to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.