Swimming Pool Accident
Tragic Swimming Pool Accidents During Fun Times
Summer is a time for fun in the sun – beaches, pools, and camping. It is also, unfortunately, a common time for water-based accidents. Swimming pool accidents are particularly tragic because they are so preventable. With life guards and safety measures in place, accidents should rarely result in serious injury or death, but both occur frequently.
Unmonitored children, unhindered or open access to pools, negligent maintenance of the pool and surrounding areas, diving from unsafe heights or into shallow water, drinking while swimming – these are just a few reasons that accidents can occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”), “In 2005, there were 3,582 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States, averaging ten deaths per day.” Also, accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death in children ages one to four.
If you or a loved one was injured in a swimming pool, it is important that you seek competent and experienced legal representation so you may protect your medical and financial future.
Right to Recover Under the Law
You are entitled to recover money damages in the event you or your loved one suffered an injury or your loved one died at the hands of another’s negligence. The statute of limitations, which is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for the wrong, is two years from the date of injury.
Securing proper representation and preparing strong evidence quickly are vital components to you winning at trial. Chad Pinkerton is an experienced swimming pool accident personal injury attorney armed and ready to take on your challenge.
Money Damages from Swimming Pool Accidents
Recovery of money can include present and future medical bills and, depending on the facts of the situation, mental pain and suffering damages, lost past and future wages, permanent impairment/disfigurement, punitive damages, wrongful death damages and loss of enjoyment of life.