During the summer months, temperatures can get so hot, the only way to cool off is to hit the beach or local community pool. Sadly, during the summer months, there is a steady increase in swimming pool accidents. Below our Ventura injury lawyers discuss the most common pool injuries that occur during this time and how you can avoid them.
- Slip & Fall Injuries – Summer months mean swimming and sunbathing, but swimming pools can run the risk of many injuries. Standing water can cause concrete surfaces to become slippery over time if left unmanaged. If you were injured from slipping and falling at a pool due to the negligence of the property owner, you might be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
- Traumatic Brain & Spinal Injuries – Many people, suffer traumatic brain injuries after diving into too-shallow pool waters. To safely dive into a pool headfirst, the pool must have at least 8ft of depth. It is the owner’s responsibility to provide signage warning pool users of the possible danger should they choose to dive.
- Disembowelment and Evisceration – this can occur if a child’s bottom covers the drain portal in the pool. The suction force can disembowel through a ruptured rectum. Explain to your children the dangers of the drain portal and other aspects of the pool before allowing them to swim for the day.
- Drowning – Children are the most at risk for drowning. If you plan to swim at a local community pool, make sure to swim when there is a lifeguard on duty. If you are swimming at a hotel pool, we suggest remaining alert and actively watching your child swim.
Injured While Swimming?
If you or someone you love was injured after swimming in a poorly maintained property, you could be eligible to file a claim to receive compensation for your injuries. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, our Ventura personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing you the compassionate, results-driven legal representation you need to move forward.Call to schedule your appointment today.