Spending time at the pool is one of the best things about summer. While swimming pools are a great way to cool off and they provide hours of family fun, they also cause thousands of injuries and drowning each year. On average, there are over 3,500 fatal unintentional drowning each year, or 10 deaths a day, and thousands more are injured in non-fatal swimming pool-related accidents.
If your child has been injured in a swimming pool accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.
Common Swimming Pool Accidents
Drowning remains a leading cause of death among children in the U.S. despite federal swimming pool regulations and pool safety campaigns by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). About one in five people who die from drowning are children under the age of 14 and for every one (1) child that dies from drowning, another five (5) receive emergency medical treatment for non-fatal injuries.
Drowning isn’t the only risk associated with swimming pools, however. There are numerous ways children can suffer injuries in swimming pools including:
- Diving board injuries-Experts recommend that diving be restricted in swimming pools that are less than six (6) feet deep. Every year, hundreds of swimmers seek medical attention for serious diving-related injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries.
- Submersion injuries-Near-drownings can cause serious and sometimes life-long issues, including TBI’s, neurological issues, and pulmonary damage.
- Circulation entrapment injuries-These occur when a swimmer, especially smaller children, are trapped by the suction of swimming pool drains. These injuries are often severe, including disembowelment and amputation.
- Slip and fall injuries-The areas around swimming pools are naturally slippery, often resulting in injuries such as bruises, lacerations, and fractures.
Swimming Pool Accident Claims
Swimming pool accidents are often traumatic and accompanied by long-term, life-altering injuries that are not only devastating but extraordinarily expensive. This means that a victim, or in the case of a child who is injured in a swimming pool accident, the parents or legal guardian will need to file an insurance claim or lawsuit to receive the compensation their child deserves.
Swimming pool accident claims can be confusing-there are many different factors that come into play-including if the pool was public or private, whether the pool owner was following all appropriate regulations, and whether negligence was at-play.
If your child was injured in a swimming pool accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you during this difficult time. They can review your case and pursue compensation from whomever may be at-fault for your child’s injuries.
We at Mike Agruss Law are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
We see you as a person, not just a client – and that makes us better at the work we do. We listen. We learn your story. And, as we help you get the money you deserve, we go above and beyond in a way most law firms never could and never would. Because we’re not just lawyers. And you’re not just a client. We’re friends, neighbors, family. We’re all people and here at Mike Agruss Law, we put People, First.
Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 900 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 120 five-star reviews on Google. Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected], or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7.