Pool Accident Lawyer
Swimming Pool Injuries: Los Angeles & Nationwide
Swimming pools provide a fun, healthy diversion. Pools are especially popular in Southern California, where the weather calls for outdoor activities all year long. Without proper maintenance and supervision, however, pools can be dangerous. Every year, thousands of people are injured and hundreds killed in drownings and other pool-related accidents. Young children are especially susceptible to pool injuries, particularly when left unsupervised.
If you, your child, or someone else you care about has been injured in a pool belonging to another person or company, the Southern California personal injury legal team at the Morris Law Firm is ready to fight for your rights. We’ll make sure you get the medical care you need and the financial compensation you deserve, and we’ll hold negligent school officials, gym owners, homeowners, apartment complex managers, insurance companies, and all other appropriate parties liable for the devastation your family has suffered.
Pool Are More Dangerous Than We Think–Especially for Kids
Swimming pools might not be the most hazardous thing we keep around the home–there are certainly more car accidents than swimming pool injuries–but they are, nevertheless, a danger. In fact, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pools and drowning are significantly more dangerous than most people realize.
According to the CDC, more than 3,500 people across the United States drown every year. Around 4,900 people receive emergency care from pool-related injuries annually. Swimming pools are especially dangerous for children: Drowning is the single greatest cause of unintentional death for children aged one to four. Moreover, 73 percent (nearly three-quarters) of all nonfatal swimming pool injuries involve children under the age of five.
Pools present just as much a danger in California as elsewhere in the country. According to the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS), drowning is the second leading cause of death for children aged 1-5. An average of 33 children ages zero to five drown in swimming pools across the state every year, with 37 young child fatalities in 2020 alone.
If your child has been injured, drowned, or suffered a fatal accident involving a swimming pool in California, our swimming pool accident lawyers can help you and your family through this difficult time. We’ll make sure the responsible parties are held liable for the devastation they have caused your family.
Dangers of Pool Accidents
There are many different injuries that victims of poorly maintained or poorly-supervised pool areas can suffer. Drownings are commonly fatal, but even non-fatal drownings can lead to temporary or permanent brain damage, including long-term disability. In addition to the risk of drowning, wet surfaces and other hazards can lead to all manner of injuries in pool areas, including:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cranial and facial injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Strains, sprains, and soft tissue tears
- Wrist, elbow, shoulder, and knee injuries
- Contusions and bruises
- Spinal cord injuries
- Skin irritation caused by hazardous pool chemicals
- Entrapment from drain suction
Pool injuries can be caused by any number of hazards, including wet surfaces, unsupervised children swimming, lack of fences or barriers, defective ladders, loose tiles and other deck hazards, and needlessly shallow or poorly marked deep ends. If you or your child has suffered an injury at a public or private pool area, you are entitled to compensation, and our California pool accident lawyers are ready to help.
Call Morris Law Firm For Help With a Swimming Pool Injury Claim in Los Angeles or Southern California
We understand there are many ways you can be injured on someone else’s property in California and that each case is unique. Contact our Los Angeles swimming pool injury and premises liability attorney today to evaluate your unique swimming pool accident claim. Morris Law Firm will give you a personalized evaluation and help you figure out your legal rights and next steps.
Call us today at 747-283-1144 for a fast response or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.