The CDC reports that more than 3,000 people died as a result of a drowning accident in 2007. For every person who died as a result of accidental drowning, thousands more were injured as a result of a submersion accident.
Tragically, many drowning victims are young children. The CDC reports that drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional, injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14.
One significant cause of drowning and submersion injuries is swimming pool accidents. Common causes of swimming pool accidents include:
- Broken latches or unsecured latches
- Inadequate fencing or barriers
- Improper safety warnings
- Unmarked or poorly marked pool depth
If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a swimming pool accident, contact the experienced personal injury attorney at Choulos Choulos & Wyle. Our attorney are committed to seeking maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims. We handle commercial and residential swimming pool accident claims, including fatal drowning accidents, diving accidents and submersion accidents.
Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pool accidents often occur due to property owner negligence. Residential and commercial property owners have a duty to take proper precautions to prevent accidents on their property.
Many drowning accidents occur when children gain access to a pool at a time in which they are not being monitored. Inadequate fencing and broken gate latches create an unacceptable risk of harm to young children. Property owners can and should take appropriate actions to prevent children from gaining access to their pool without proper supervision.
If you feel that a property owner's negligence may have contributed to a swimming pool accident that has caused serious injury or death, it is critical that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our attorney are prepared to provide the knowledgeable advice and vigorous representation you require.
Bay Area Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys
If you wish to speak with one of our experienced San Francisco swimming pool accident lawyers, call 415-951-6231 or contact us toll free at 877-702-7800. You may also contact us by e-mail.