Pool Injury & Drowning Accident Lawyer
Swimming pools are a great way to cool off throughout the hot summer months, but they can be extremely dangerous. Each year, unsafe swimming conditions are the cause of thousands of swimming accidents and injuries. In the US, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death.
Drowning accidents can occur anywhere a large body of water is present, including private pools, hotel pools, and water parks. The real tragedy of drowning and swimming accidents is that they are completely preventable. Pool owners are solely responsible for the people that are using their pool, whether it is a backyard swimming pool in a residential area, or a hotel pool accommodating hundreds of guests. Supervising the use of pools, water parks, and other large bodies of water is vital in preventing swimming injuries or drowning accidents. When the proper safety precautions are not taken or safety equipment, like pool gates, are not utilized, serious injuries occur.
Unfortunately, a large number of pool accidents and drowning incidents involve children, leaving parents to deal with the grief of the loss of a child, or to watch their children suffer from permanent injury. While thousands of swimming accidents do not result in death, many victims suffer very serious brain injuries due to a lack of oxygen.
At Naftulin & Shick, we are prepared to help you build a case around your individual circumstances if you have been involved in or a victim of:
- Near drowning
- Pool accidents
- Beach accidents
- Child drowning accident
- Water park accident
- Lifeguard or safety supervisor failed to fulfill their duties
After an accident occurs, call us immediately to file a claim or lawsuit. If you or your child have been injured because an adult failed to properly supervise your child, a water park failed to provide lifeguards, a pool was left unsecured, or a pool manufacturer produced a pool element that posed a hazard to children, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, or wrongful death.