As more swimming pools are being installed in and around Phoenix, incidences of both fatal and nonfatal drownings are on the rise. The most recent ascertainable data is from 2016, and it shows a 3.3% increase from prior years. If you or a family member were the victim of a swimming pool accident anywhere in the Phoenix area, and you suspect that the carelessness and negligence of somebody else contributed to that accident, contact a swimming pool accident lawyer at Gary Phillips Accident Law to arrange for a free consultation and case review.
Some Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pool accidents don’t just contemplate poor swimmers. Here are some other causes of accidents in both public and private pools:
- Inattentive life-guarding.
- Drain suction.
- The lack of proper fencing.
- Negligent supervision at private pools.
- Failure to have rescue equipment on hand.
- Diving accidents due to poorly marked water depths.
- Slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls.
Common Swimming Pool Injuries
Aside from fatal drownings, other severe or catastrophic injuries result from swimming pool accidents every year. Those can include brain damage from oxygen deprivation and paralysis from spinal cord injuries. Other injuries might include electrocution, traumatic brain injuries, fractures and dental injuries.
Liability Might Attach
Whether it’s a home pool, a school, condo or hotel, owners of swimming pools must provide a safe premises for pool users. If a person or entity fails to do so, legal accountability can be imposed on them for injury or death. If you were injured or lost a family member in a swimming pool accident, we can investigate the accident and advise you on whether there was negligence.
Don’t give any kind of a statement to an insurance company. Your own words will only be used against you in the future. Contact Gary Phillips Accident Law instead after any serious swimming pool injury or drowning anywhere in or around Phoenix. You can tell us what happened and how it happened, and we can answer your questions. Then, we’ll advise you on how we think you should proceed.