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What are the Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents?

By Michael LoGiudice
Founding Attorney

Pools can be a lot of fun and a great way to have an active outing. While pools, both public and private, offer the potential for hours of entertainment, there are also many dangers that people do not always consider. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that accident drownings are a serious problem with more than 3,500 incidences occurring between 2005 and 2009 alone. This does not include those who suffered health consequences after a near drowning experience

If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming accident, it may be possible for you to claim monetary compensation to help you recoup some of which you may have lost. These types of experiences can be traumatic for all involved. Attorney Michael LoGiudice is here to help you protect your legal rights and get you the compensation to which you are entitled.

What are the Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accident Injuries?

There can be many reasons leading up to a swimming pool accident and negligence is often one of them. Negligence occurs when an individual owes you a duty to take due care and fails to do so. When people violate the legal duty they have to another to make certain attempts to keep the other person relatively safe from harm, accident injuries occur.

A manufacturer may be negligent for a defective safety product such as:

    Life vest
    Pool drains or suction
    Diving board
    Pool cleaning devices
    Safety fences

Lifeguard negligence may also have been a cause or contributing factor to the pool accident. If a lifeguard is inattentive, people can be seriously, and even fatally, wounded. If a lifeguard has not been properly trained, this can also have severe consequences for those individuals they have been charged with keeping safe.

A public pool facility may also be found negligent if they fail to uphold proper safety standards. The facility must take certain steps to help ensure the safety of their patrons. This includes:

    Posting depth markers
    Keeping required safety gear available
    Maintaining pool and pool safety equipment
    Proper fencing
    Clear and visible warning signs

Those involved in pool accidents, including drownings and near drownings, can suffer lasting injuries. When not fatal, pool accidents can lead to permanent damage caused by things like sustained oxygen deprivation. When the brain is deprived of oxygen, permanent damage occurs and leads to:

    Learning disabilities
    Reduced motor function
    Limited verbal communication abilities
    Limited problem solving abilities
    Memory problems
    Changes in personality

Being the victim in a pool accident can also have serious emotional consequences. You may develop anxiety or depression. Some people experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Here to Help Those Injured in Swimming Pool Accidents

A fun day at the pool can quickly turn into a nightmare-like scenario. It can be difficult to pick up the pieces after such a traumatic event. Attorney Michael LoGiudice is here to help you and your loved ones get back on track. While it may never be possible to completely regain that which you may have lost, Attorney LoGiudice can help you recover monetary compensation to cover necessary expenses and more relating to the pool accident.

About the Author
Michael LoGiudice handles all personal injury and medical malpractice claims. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (1997) and has many verdicts and settlements totaling in the tens of millions of dollars.
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