Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pools create a relaxing and fun environment for most owners and swimmers. Generally, most people are safe from the dangers of swimming pools, but due to negligence thousands of people have fallen victim and continue to fall victim to hazards in and around swimming pools.
One of the most common and horrifying accidents that involve swimming pools is drowning. Surprisingly, in many drowning reports lifeguards have been present. Many of the victims are victims of underwater entrapment, or being trapped underwater due to drainage suction. These individuals usually become trapped due to clothing accessories, body parts, jewelry, or hair getting caught in the drain.
Loosely secured steps or ladders can break off the wall and cause an individual who cannot swim to fall into the water. Many of these individuals are children and people with disabilities who, if not attentively supervised, can remain unnoticed and eventually drown.
Regular maintenance in pool areas must also be performed. If walking areas have highly concentrated volumes of algae or water, people may slip and injure themselves. Severe falls can result in concussions, fractures, and paralysis.
Diving board accidents can occur if the platform itself is not secure or if the water beneath it is too shallow. Also, if there are no signs prohibiting diving, the pool owner may be liable for any damages that result from a diving board accident.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a swimming pool accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. contact the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your legal options