At The Gilbert Law Group, P.C., our team strives to be a voice for those who have been injured. We understand how important it is to protect your family, so if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Denver pool injury attorneys. We can help you evaluate your legal options and take action to hold the liable parties accountable.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are 300 drowning deaths and more than 2,700 ER visits involving pools and spas each year. The depth of a pool makes no difference when it comes to possible drownings. In order to minimize drowning accidents by the pool, parents are encouraged to keep a close eye on young swimmers. Children who aren’t strong swimmers should wear proper flotation devices and be monitored to ensure they keep them on while in the pool. Adults should never swim while intoxicated or alone.
There is a reason lifeguards at public pools prohibit people from diving in the shallow end. Doing so could result in a traumatic brain injury. If the diver’s head impacts with the surface of the water or they dive to the bottom of the pool, they could become seriously injured.
Outcomes of a pool-related head injury include:
To avoid a traumatic head injury, never dive in the shallow area of the pool.
A slip and fall accident can occur wherever there are wet conditions and tripping hazards. The moment the concrete around the pool becomes slick with water, the tripping hazard increases. Children and adults should be encouraged to walk if they aren’t wearing shoes with traction on the sole to avoid slipping and falling near the pool. While there is still a chance a person walking by the pool could slip, the chance of severe injury greatly decreases.
It’s important for pool owners to maintain the level of chemicals and bacteria in the water. Too many chemicals can cause eye irritation to swimmers and too little can cause eye infections. Both experiences are unpleasant and could lead to permanent blindness if severe enough. To minimize the risk, swimmers should always wear goggles while swimming under water and rinse their eyes out with fresh water after they are finished in the pool.
Nearly 300 children drown in swimming pools and home spas each year and more than 3,200 children visit the emergency room because of pool related incidents. Pool safety is an important part of pool ownership that can keep your friends and family safe in and around the water.
Many factors can contribute to drowning and personal injury where pools are concerned. Keep these ideas in mind to make your pool a safer place to enjoy.
If someone you love has suffered serious injuries in an accident at a pool, please call the experienced pool safety attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group®.
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