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Swimming Pool Accidents and Injuries

Spring and summer are approaching, and this means the season for outdoor activities is upon us. One of the most popular and beloved ways to spend a warm day is in a swimming pool. However, swimming pools may also pose a great danger as swimmers may suffer serious accidents, especially children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were an average of 3,533 fatal drownings between 2005 and 2009. Of those, about 1 in 5 people who suffer a fatal drowning are 14 or younger, and for every death there are another 5 who must receive emergency medical attention. In addition to drowning, there are many other ways someone can suffer a serious injury in or around a swimming pool. When a swimming pool injury or death occurs because of negligence, you or your family may be able to receive the compensation you deserve by filing a Georgia personal injury claim. The best way to get the recovery you deserve is to schedule a consultation with an experienced Coweta County personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible.

What are the Most Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents?

Swimming pools are meant to be a fun place to enjoy the outdoors for the entire family. Unfortunately, swimming pools can be very dangerous places due to the open water, concrete, slippery surfaces, and equipment they contain. Some of the most common severe injuries suffered in swimming pools and how they are caused are:

  • Accidental drowning – including small, shallow “kiddie” pools
  • Suffocation from pool covers
  • Broken bones and other serious injuries from slip-and-falls
  • Strangulation from pool-cleaning equipment
  • Traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries from diving
  • Electrocution from faulty equipment or lighting

 

An experienced personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help determine if you are entitled to recover and get the compensation you deserve due to you or a loved one sustaining a serious injury or death in a swimming pool accident.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one suffered a swimming pool injury, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, please call our office at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia