Swimming Pool Accidents, Drowning Lawsuits
Drowning is the leading cause of all accidental deaths among children one to four years of age, and the next leading cause among all children from one to 14 years of age, second only to motor vehicle accidents. Drowning, whether it be in a swimming pool, or other body of water, is a very real threat.
Negligence often plays a part in drowning and near-drowning cases, whether the cause is lack of supervision on the premises or a problem with the facilities. If you or someone you know died or suffered serious injury as the result of a swimming accident, contact a swimming accident attorney to get a free evaluation of your case for a possible lawsuit. We can be reached at (855) 866-5529.
Munley Law is the Leading Swimming Pool Accident, Drowning, and Near-Drowning Injury Law Firm in Pennsylvania
Drownings and swimming accidents can occur in public and private swimming pools, fitness clubs, open recreational bodies of water such as lakes, ponds, and rivers, and even in home spas, hot tubs, or bathtubs. In non-fatal drowning cases, brain damage can occur after four minutes of submersion and an estimated 20% of drowning victims suffer severe, permanent neurological disability even if they survive the incident.
Swimming accidents and injuries can occur in a number of situations, including:
- A lack of supervision where children are swimming
- The facilities are not adequately maintained
- There is no barrier/fence around a pool area
- A slip and fall near a pool
- A swimmer’s hair, clothing, jewelry, or limb becomes caught in a drain opening
It is important to supervise children whenever they are swimming, and to teach them never to swim alone. Still, public pools are required by law to have proper lifeguard supervision based on how many people are in the pool. They are also required to have fences around public swimming areas. Individual municipalities have fence laws for pools on private properties as well.
Learn more about chlorine poisoning, another serious health risk found at public pools, health clubs, and other public swimming facilities.
If negligence of any kind played a part in your accident or your loved one’s injury, be sure to take photos of the facilities and any equipment related to the incident. Then, call an attorney who will help you determine the next steps to take in filing a claim.
Munley Law has offices in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Stroudsburg, and Philadelphia. We will evaluate your case for free, and you will not owe us anything unless we recover damages for you. For a free evaluation of your case, contact a drowning accident lawyer today.
Call us today at (855) 866-5529 and request your free consultation. If you are unable to come to our offices, our drowning accident attorneys will arrange to meet with you at home, or wherever is most convenient for you. You can also click our chat now button, or fill out our easy to use contact form.
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