As we approach Memorial Day, many thoughts turn to our favorite summer activities. Playing in the pool and lounging by the pool are extremely popular among children and adults. However, when improper attention is paid to the people in the pool or to the pool itself, serious accidents or tragedy can occur.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2005-2014, an average of 3,536 deaths by drowning each year occurred. Often those injured are young children who are still learning how to swim. A pool which has poorly trained staff, dangerous equipment, or not well-maintained conditions can lead to serious injury. From 2000-2014, over 27,000 illnesses due to time spent in supposedly “clean” water were reported.
Some of the most common injuries that occur at the pool are:
The attorneys at Regan Zambri & Long have extensive experience with swimming pool related injuries, even securing a $5,000,000 settlement for a 14 year old who sustained a traumatic brain injury from a diving board accident. If you or someone you know has been injured around the pool, our attorneys may be able to help find out if someone should be held responsible.