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Common Swimming Accidents | Shea Law Group Chicago

Published on August 10th, 2011

A home or community swimming pool can be a great place for you and your family to catch some sun, exercise, and have fun. Unfortunately, swimming pools are also the site of many serious accidents and personal injuries. Knowing about the risks of these injuries ahead of time will help you to avoid them. Here are three common swimming pool injuries to be mindful of.

1. Drowning or Submersion

While adults are often victims as well, children are at a disproportionally high risk of drowning in swimming pools. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools every year. More than 2,000 children under 5 years old are hospitalized for submersion injuries. Submersion can happen for many reasons, but could be exacerbated by unsafe pool conditions, neglect of lifeguards or supervising adults, and many other factors.

2. Slip-and-Fall Injuries

Areas around the swimming pool often become very slick and wet through regular use. But particularly dangerous conditions can develop when swimming pool grounds are not properly maintained. Victims of slip-and-fall injuries are also at risk of suffering from other dangerous accidents including drowning or submersion.

3. Diving Accidents

Diving accidents often result in severe personal injury, brain injuries, or death. Typically, diving-related accidents deal with head impact at the pool bottom. These accidents can be caused by a number of factors including incorrect pool design, improper signage and depth postings, improper water levels, and other factors surrounding the condition of the pool.

If you suffer from personal injury resulting from a swimming pool accident, then you need a personal injury attorney that can help you determine whether you are entitled to damages? Contact the personal injury attorneys at Shea Law Group by calling (773) 365-0040. We also specialize in representing victims of auto accidents, dog bites, construction injuries, and much more.



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