It’s looking like an extremely hot summer is here, so families and kiddos are hitting the water. This is when the chance of pool-related injuries increases.
In Florida, the most common pool injuries include slip-and-fall accidents and tragically, drowning. Slipping and falling on a slippery concrete surface can cause extensive physical trauma which can vary depending on how the individual falls. Someone who hits their head when falling may suffer a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion. This can lead to more serious injuries or even drowning if the unconscious person falls into the pool, particularly if it is unsupervised.
Draper Law Office is encouraging the community to remember that it only takes a brief moment for a swimming or pool-related accident to happen. Never allow children near or around a pool unsupervised, and remember, swimming and drinking alcoholic beverages is never recommended.
Diving board injuries are also common, and can range from sprained ankles to much more severe. This can be caused by pairing an incorrectly sized diving board with a pool that is not deep enough, failing to accurately label the depth of the pool or missing safety marks to distinguish the shallow end from the deep end, failing to warn of the dangers associated with diving, or neglecting to properly maintain the diving board and pool equipment, as well as other possible causes.
If you have been injured as a result of a pool injury that was caused, in whole or in part, by another’s negligence, you are likely to have the right to recover damages. Negligence occurs when an individual or business breaches their duty of care to you and, as a result, injury and damages occur.
A successful lawsuit for a pool-related injury will allow you to recover costs associated with the injury, as well as for lost wages, reduced earning potential, and for the pain and suffering associated with the injury.
If you have been injured in a preventable pool-related injury that was not your fault, the experienced Kissimmee personal injury attorneys at Draper law Office are ready to advocate on your behalf and ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. Call 407.846.0075 today to schedule a consultation, or visit DraperLawOffice.com.