May 8, 2016 • Personal Injury
The summer time is all about relaxing and enjoying outdoor activities. One thing you always look forward to when summer comes around is splashing in or just lazing around by the pool. Unfortunately, swimming pools can be dangerous if you are not careful.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 3,500 people in the United States die every year in drowning accidents. From 2005-2014, an annual average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) occurred in the United States i.e. roughly 10 deaths per day. Approximately 1 in 5 people who die from drowning are children aged 14 and younger.
Tips to Prevent Drowning Accidents
Here is a look at important safety tips to ensure that drowning accidents are prevented:
Liability in Drowning Accidents
In some cases, a swimming pool accident really is not anyone’s fault. But if you are in a hotel or public swimming pool and proper safety precautions have not been taken to prevent potential accidents, you can hold the owner of the property liable for the accident as it shows that it was caused by another person’s negligence.
Liability may lie with the pool management company for injuries caused by a diving board that is below the accepted grade. A lifeguard may be liable for not paying enough attention to swimmers or failing to act quickly enough. Liability will depend on the unique circumstances of every individual case.
A Law Firm for the Ages
If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool accident caused by negligence, you should consult the sensational personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falloff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280.
RMFW Law knows how to win cases. Give us a call. The first meeting is free. You never really have to pay us if we win and/or settle your case. We are only paid when you are paid. We only take a percentage at the end of the case. Is your viable? Let’s find out! It will cost you nothing if you call us. Again, we can be reached at 212 697 9280.