Swimming Pool Accident Claims
You may be surprised to learn that drowning is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day. If you have suffered an injury or the wrongful death of a loved one due to a swimming pool accident, contact the law firm of Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC.
Common Causes Of Pool Accidents
A thorough investigation is necessary to discover the underlying cause of a public pool accident. If a pool is not properly fenced in or a lifeguard failed to take proper action, serious injury or death may result. Common causes of pool accidents include:
- Poorly maintained surfaces
- Inattentive lifeguards
- Defective drains
- Lack of maintenance
- Diving board malfunction
- Improper gates or fences securing pool area
Anyone, but especially children, may become a victim of a swimming pool accident. If a loved one loses consciousness while in the water after being injured, prompt efforts at resuscitation may restart breathing and heartbeat, but those precious few moments are vital in protecting an individual against permanent brain damage and other lifelong injuries.
Private swimming pools pose similar risks. The main difference between a public and private pool is often a lack of supervision or poor maintenance of the pool area. Negligence can result in personal injury, the consequences of which may be catastrophic injury or even death.
Contact A Swimming Pool Accident Attorney Today
It is important to contact experienced legal counsel as soon as possible after a swimming pool accident. Navigating through the often complex legal process of a personal injury claim can be frustrating; you can focus on healing while we focus on obtaining the compensation you deserve.
The attorneys at our firm have dedicated their careers to helping families like yours get back on their feet. Call us at 518-328-4486 or contact us online to find out how our experienced attorneys can provide you with the assistance you need during a difficult time.