Swimming Pool Diving Accident Attorney
Swimming pools are an excellent way to cool off on a hot summer day, but they also pose numerous dangers if not maintained properly. When residential and business owners or managers fail to keep their swimming pools safe, serious injury and loss of life may occur. There are a wide range of injuries that can be sustained in or around a swimming pool, including drowning, slipping and falling, contracting infectious illnesses from unclean water, and life-threatening injuries from diving. Each year we see thousands of swimming pool and diving board accidents, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and drowning accidents. Pool owners are required by law and premises liability to keep the conditions on their property safe and secure, and this includes a swimming pool. One of the leading causes of drowning deaths and serious water-related injuries in children is unauthorized access to backyard swimming pools. Due to the ‘attractiveness’ of a swimming pool, it is imperative they are properly fenced off from the public and that all other safety measures are taken. If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool or diving board accident at someone’s home, apartment, hotel, motel, place of business, or any other residential or business place, you should call an attorney from Rad Law Firm.
Diving Accident Statistics
In order to highlight the seriousness of these types of accidents, let’s look at some diving accident statistics:
- The American Red Cross recommends a minimum of 9 feet of water depth for all swimming pools with diving boards
- 57% of all pool diving accidents happen in water 4 feet deep or less, while only 4.8% of swimming pool diving accidents occur in water at least 8 feet deep
- Over 50% of diving accidents involve the use of alcohol
- 17% of all diving accidents take place after someone has attempted an unusual dive or trick
In order to prevent these types of accidents, it is important all swimming pools are properly enclosed by barriers that are at least 4 feet high with locked gates and/or an alarm system. Furthermore, pool owners are encouraged to look at their state’s laws and regulations regarding water depth and other compliance issues. Rad Law Firm has numerous offices conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA as well as Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Brownsville, TX. We are available to talk for free today and will do everything we can to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for you injuries.
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In recent years, there have been many cases reported of people being injured or even killed when diving into a swimming pool. These accidents can result from a diving board installed in a pool that’s too shallow, a pool with improper lighting, or jumping into a pool with hidden hazards. Injuries can been minor to severe, including paralysis and death. Some injuries will require expensive lifelong medical attention and care.
We at Rad Law Firm can help you figure out what caused your injury – a negligent owner, faulty pool or diving board design, or something else.
Don’t stall, make the call. we are here to answer all of your questions in a free consultation.
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