Accidents occur every minute of every day. That is why it is important for people to take reasonable precautions to avoid being involved in an accident. While some accidents are not within our control to prevent, other accidents such as swimming pool accidents, can usually be avoided if safety measures are taken to prevent serious injury or death. Statistics show that approximately ten people die every single day from unintentional drowning, with two out of the ten being children age 14 or younger. Reports also show that children between the ages of 1 and 4 are most likely to drown at home, in their family's own swimming pool. In addition, even non-fatal drowning accidents can cause severe, life-threatening and sometimes permanent brain damage.
Some of the primary factors surrounding swimming pool accidents are a lack of swimming ability, no barriers or fencing in place to prevent young children from having access to the pool without an adult present, poor supervision, medical conditions, use of alcohol or drugs, rough-housing and more. Negligence, improper pool maintenance, lack of proper signage, product liability and other factors can also cause slip & fall accidents near swimming pools resulting in broken bones, head or neck injuries, and in worse case scenarios, a wrongful death.
If you have sustained serious injuries as a result of a swimming pool accident, or you have lost a loved one in a swimming pool accident, we strongly advise you consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer at our firm right away. For many years, our firm has been helping accident victims, and their families, obtain the compensation they deserve in swimming pool and other personal injury accidents. We want to help you as well. That is why we are here to answer your questions, review your case and advise you on how best to proceed.
Contact an Alpharetta personal injury attorney at Kalka & Baer LLC and schedule your free, confidential consultation today.