Austin Swimming Pool Injuries and Deaths

By Prev Info - February 28, 2022

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a public or private swimming pool accident and you believe negligence was at fault, the attorneys  are available for a free initial consultation. 

 Close to 10 people in the U.S. die every dayfrom accidental drowning and about 20% of those are children under 14. For every death, five more children receive emergency room treatment. 

Non-fatal drowning incidents can result in long-term memory problems, learning disabilities or a permanent vegetative state. Children under age five – especially toddlers – are at extreme risk around water and should be watched at all times, around swimming pools, wading or children’s pools, shallow creeks and other bodies of water.

Water parks are another source of danger for young children. Drowning incidents and other serious accidents can occur due to employee negligence or because a water park ride was incorrectly assembled or poorly maintained.

Unfortunately, most childhood injuries are caused by negligence and could have been prevented before they happened.

What can you do to protect your children closer to home? If you or someone who lives near you owns a pool, there are a number of things that can make the area safer for young children. Some are relatively easy and affordable. 

Slips and Falls

Children's poolside injuries occur when they slip and fall to the ground around the pool. Pool owners are responsible for keeping their pool in a safe condition. Pool owners know that children are tempted by swimming gear, so they are responsible for taking safe proactive measures to prevent children from coming onto their property.

Toys, floats and other objects likely to tempt young children to the pool area should be removed. Put these objects in storage and make the pool less tempting. You should also consider putting up a pool fence – ideally on all four sides of the swimming pool.

Austin Lawyers fight for families of wrongful death drowning victims

If a close family member drowned in a swimming pool because of another party’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries through a wrongful death claim. Reach out to the Austin personal injury attorneys representing victims of swimming pool injuries and deaths.





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