Imagine, for a moment, that you’re swimming and enjoying your time in the pool when, all of a sudden, you notice a loved one struggling in the water or being unresponsive in the depths of the swimming pool. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is seriously injured and you have no idea what to do or who to call.
Fortunately, knowing the statistics of swimming pool accidents and how attorneys help can prepare you for any swimming pool accident and help you go through the entire process with ease.
Swimming Pool Accident Statistics
One of the first things you may be asking yourself is how common these swimming pool accidents actually are. Surely, they can’t be that common, as people are relatively careful in the pool, right?
Well, the truth is that swimming pool accidents are highly common. From chicken fights and diving in shallow waters to drowning and slipping on the concrete pool exterior, there are countless ways to get hurt in a swimming pool.
In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “In the United States, on average, 3,536 people died from drowning annually from 2005 to 2014, which equates to 10 deaths each day. Then, there are the thousands of others who suffer swimming pool-related injuries each year.”
How Can an Attorney Help?
Although you may now know that these swimming pool accidents are more common than you previously thought, when it happens to you or someone you love, you may still be at a loss on how to handle the situation. This is where an attorney can help.
By working with a qualified swimming pool accident attorney to solidify your case, you may be able to charge the pool owner with negligence of the area or a lack of warning materials, and receive compensation for your injuries.
If you would like to explore your options with a qualified attorney in Valencia, Santa Clarita, or Canyon Country, be sure to call us at the Law Office of C. Ray Carlson today for a free consultation! We’re always here to help in your time of need!