Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts swimming pool accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims involving drowning or poolside injuries of young children.
Each year there are terrifying and traumatic news reports about the death or serious injury to a child caused by a swimming pool accident. Swimming pools are associated with summer break and the freedom summer often, but far too often children enter swimming pools without the ability to swim or proper supervision. Private swimming pools can often lead to traumatic accidents that can kill or severely injure guests on the property.
Swimming Pool Accidents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) found that every day around 10 people die from unintentional drowning, 20% of which are children under the age of 14. Drowning currently ranks fifth in terms of unintentional injury death throughout the country. Most drowning victims under the age of 4 drown in home swimming pools. Many of these injuries occur due to lack of swimming ability, lack of barriers, and lack of close supervision. Children should always be carefully supervised when around a swimming pool. The lack of supervision can quickly become fatal when a swimming pool is nearby.
Public swimming pools additionally pose a large danger to children and adults alike. While public pools have the protection of lifeguards watching over all pool patrons, hidden dangers are around public pools, such as poor maintained drains, slick surfaces, and other maintenance issues.
Swimming pool accidents often lead to injuries which cannot be easily treated. Situations can quickly become fatal if a child or adult falls into a swimming pool and cannot swim. If no one is around to help them out of the pool, they run the risk of drowning in the pool. While drowning does not always lead to death, it can often lead to severe brain injuries due to a lack of oxygen to the brain for a set amount of time.
The amount of damages you can receive for a claim brought against the responsible party can include expenses for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or loss of consortium. Swimming pool accidents which involve drownings can have extensive nerve and brain damage. Other swimming pool accidents which result from slick surfaces or other damaged property can involve broken bones, concussions, and internal injuries.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a swimming pool accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts swimming pool accident lawyer is experienced in the underlying issues in swimming pool accidents and work hard to ensure their clients receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.