Oklahoma Swimming Pool Injuries
Swimming pool accidents claim the lives of many children each year. Thousands of adults also die or suffer a catastrophic injury due to pool accidents. Homeowners who have a pool have the responsibility to provide a safe environment for both children and adults, but many times this does not happen. The owner and operator of a swimming pool are responsible for any injuries sustained on his or her property.
Each year in the U.S. over 1,000 children die and 5,000 others are hospitalized due to swimming related accidents.
Swimming pool related accidents are the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 14.
Adults are not immune from swimming related accidents either. Many adults suffer severe injuries when they combine alcohol with swimming. Additionally, severe spinal cord, back, and neck injuries are seen when adults dove into water that was too shallow. If you or a loved one has been inured in a swimming pool accident, you need the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Contact us today if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a swimming pool accident by using the form on your left or by calling us toll-free at 1 (866) 664-0400 for a FREE case review.
A pool owner may be negligent if he or she failed to post warning signs regarding water depth. If an individual dies in a swimming related accident it may fall under wrongful death or premises liability laws.
A drowning or swimming pool related accident is considered a premises liability lawsuit (and wrongful death lawsuit if a fatality occurred).
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has provided the following guidelines for swimming pool safety.
- Do not use flotation devices as a substitute for adult supervision.
- Never leave a child unsupervised near or around a pool. During parties at or near a pool, have someone be designated as the pool supervisor. When adults become preoccupied with other things, children are at risk.
- Do not allow a young child in or around the pool without an adult.
- If a child is missing, check the pool first. Every second counts in preventing death or disability.
- Instruct babysitters about potential pool hazards to young children and about the use of safety devices, such as door alarms and latches.
- Learn CPR.
- Keep rescue and safety equipment by the pool. Be sure a phone is poolside with emergency numbers posted.
- Remove all toys in and around the pool when not being used. Toys can draw young children to the pool.
- Never prop open the gate to a pool.
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