In the US every year, more than three thousand children and adults drown in swimming pool accidents. In addition to drowning, serious injuries may also result from swimming and diving accidents, which include fractured bones and head, spinal cord, and brain injuries. Large volumes of water are not necessary for a drowning to occur and even the following items may pose a threat: bathtubs, sinks, toilets, spas, hot tubs, landscape ponds, and fish tanks. Those who survive drowning often suffer brain damage and spinal cord injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured while swimming or diving, please contact our experienced attorneys for help. Call us today at (414) 271-0900.
There are many ways swimming and diving accidents can occur. The most common causes of these accidents include:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming or diving accident, the pool owner and/or manager may be legally responsible for the damages that occur on the site. They may be legally required to compensate you for the medical expenses related to the injury, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other accident-related expenses. However, liability in swimming and diving accidents can be very complex and should be assessed by a knowledgeable swimming and diving injury lawyer.