Swimming Pool Accidents in Charlotte
Charlotte Personal Injury Attorneys
Swimming has long been one of America's favorite pastimes. Not only
is swimming an excellent way to spend time with friends and family or
escape the heat, it's an excellent choice for exercise. Unfortunately,
wherever there is a large body of water, the potential for drowning is
a harsh reality, especially for young children or individuals who cannot swim.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day
about 10 people die from an unintentional drowning. Of these, 2 of the
victims are children age 14 or younger. The CDC reports that drowning
is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States.
Below are some facts about drowning released by the CDC:
- Between 2005 and 2009, there was an average of 3,533 fatal drowning annually
in the United States.
- Approximately 1 in 5 people who die in a drowning is a child age 14 or younger.
- Nearly 80% of individuals who die from a drowning are male.
- Children age 1 through 4 have the highest drowning rates.
- One of the factors that influence drowning is lack of close supervision.
Seeking Compensation after a Swimming Pool Accident
We cannot change the fact that swimming pools are everywhere. They are
at hotels, water parks, apartments, athletic clubs, high schools, colleges,
country clubs, and many other places that we visit regularly. Unfortunately,
there are a number of dangerous situations involving a swimming pool that
can lead to a serious injury, a near-drowning, or a fatal drowning.
There are various reasons why someone might drown in a public or a private
swimming pool. For adults and children alike the cause may be a defective
drain, or for children, lifeguard negligence or a lack of adult supervision
may be to blame. In any case, the victims of swimming pool accidents or
in the case of someone who drowned, their surviving family members, may
be entitled to full compensation for their economic and non-economic damages.
If you or a loved one was injured in a swimming pool on public or private
grounds, we urge you to contact our Charlotte swimming pool accident lawyers
at Saffa Law Group. We can meet with you in a one-on-one consultation
where we can examine the specifics of your case and determine if you are
entitled to compensation, and if so, we will pursue maximum financial
recovery on your behalf.
If your family has been impacted by a swimming pool injury or worse, a
fatal drowning, you should not go through this alone.
Call us today at (704) 710-8182 for a
free case evaluation.