Swimming Pool Accidents
If you have lost a loved one, especially a young child, in a tragic drowning accident or pool accident, filing a personal injury claim may be the last thing on your mind. Although filing a claim against the responsible party will not bring back your loved one, it can bring you the closure you need to move on from this horrific chapter in your life.
The legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm has the experience to successfully handle swimming pool accidents. Our compassionate attorneys have the in-depth knowledge on the topic of water safety to file a claim for a drowning or pool accident caused by the negligence of another party.The Sad Statistics of Pool Accidents
Each day, approximately 10 people die from drowning accidents in the United States. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1 through 14. There are thousands of drowning accidents that are not fatal, but result in severe injuries that significantly impact all aspects of the victim’s life and the lives of his or her family members. According to the Centers for Disease Control, for every drowning death, there are about one and four near drowning that involve serious injuries and hospitalization.
The majority of swimming pool accidents occur in backyards. According to one study, swimming pools are approximately as likely as 10 times as a car accident to result in the death of a young child under 5 years old. Shockingly, 70 percent of swimming pool accident child victims are under the care of at least one parent.Tragic Pool Drowning Are Preventable
Swimming pool accidents can easily be prevented. Owners of swimming pools, including individuals, hotels, apartment buildings, and recreation areas, have a general duty to safely secure their pool. They are obligated to install a fence around their pool with gates that cannot be easily opened by young children. Additionally, if a lifeguard is not present, owners must post a sign clearly informing the users.
Pool safety and proper supervision is also important when pools are in use, especially when children are in the pool. If young children are using the pool, they should be adequately supervised, even if they are water safe. If older children or teenagers who know how to swim are using the pool, you should at least insist that they swim with a friend.Parties Who May Be Liable In Swimming Pool Accidents
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a swimming pool accident or drowning, you may have legal recourse against various parties, including:
- The property owner whose pool wasn’t secured
- The adult who failed to properly supervise your child
- The water park who failed to provide a life guard
- The swimming pool manufacturer who made a dangerous pool
At the Nourmand Law Firm, we believe that victims of swimming pool accidents or drowning accidents are entitled to full compensation. We will investigate your case to determine who is liable for your injuries or the death of your loved one. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online.