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Common Swimming Pool Accidents and Injuries

Swimming pools help Californians beat the heat, but thousands of people are also injured in swimming pool accidents each year. At the Law Office of Brian P. Azemika, we help injured victims and their families seek compensation when a swimming pool defect or hazard has injured them. Call our law firm as soon as possible for assistance.

Common Swimming Pool Accidents

People can be injured in and around the swimming pool in the following ways:

  • Slip and fall. A person can slip on loose tile or debris around the swimming pool and either fall in the pool or land on the ground.
  • Jumping or diving accidents. A person could be injured when they jump or dive into the pool. For example, they could strike the bottom if they dive into the shallow end. Or they could hit someone else in the pool.
  • Chemical accidents. Too much chlorine or other chemicals can result in skin irritation or breathing problems. An average of 4,500 people end up in the emergency room due to these chemicals.
  • Pool defects. A ladder or diving board could collapse and injure someone. This type of defect often stems from improper design or poor materials used in the manufacture of the item.
  • Drowning. A person could drown for many reasons. Maybe they don’t know how to swim, or a limb could get caught in a vent. Some people almost drown, and these “near drowning” accidents are also serious.

Swimming Pool Injuries

Many adults and children suffer serious injuries in a swimming pool, such as:

  • Concussions
  • Abrasions
  • Fractures
  • Chemical burns
  • Facial injuries
  • Neck fracture
  • Spinal column injury
  • Anoxic brain injury

Many of these injuries are the result of trauma. For example, someone who slips and falls could hit their head on the side of the pool or on a piece of furniture. But near-drowning accidents often cause “anoxic” injuries, meaning they are caused by a lack of oxygen. Brain tissue will begin to die after a few minutes of oxygen deprivation, and those who survive often struggle with permanent disabilities.

Compensation for Swimming Pool Accidents & Injuries

Our legal team can help you identify the cause of your accident and seek compensation in a lawsuit. For example, you might sue:

  • The property owner for failing to keep the pool safe. Accidents involving slip and falls, chemical injuries, or diving injuries could stem from owner negligence. A pool owner should make sure tiles are secure and repair anything they find wrong with the pool.
  • A business that owns the pool. You might have been injured in a pool owned by the YMCA or a hotel/motel. They might have failed to keep the pool maintained, or they do not have sufficient lifeguards on duty.
  • A manufacturer. If a pool or slide was defective, you might sue the manufacturer for selling dangerous items.

Call Us to Learn More

Brian P. Azemika is an experienced lawyer who can help anyone who was injured by a pool. Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation.