Swimming Pool Injuries


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Swimming Pool Injuries

While everyone knows accidents happen, we don’t expect to lose a person we love in an instant. The loss or severe injury to someone as the result of a drowning is heartbreaking. Often times drownings involve infants or toddlers and parents are searching for answers. At Falk & Falk may not understand exactly what you are going through in this time of tragedy, but we recognize how important it is to have someone on your side, who has only your interests in mind. Someone who will give you the facts as you are faced with so many questions.

SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENTS

With Florida having such beautiful weather year round, residents and visitors spend a lot of their time in the pools and beaches to beat the heat. Because of the heat, is makes swimming pools popular in backyards of homes and throughout neighborhoods. However, it makes accidental drowning a common occurrence.

Florida actually has the highest death rate of children drowning under the age of five. In a matter of seconds, tragedy can strike anyone who is drowning in a pool. While death may occur, nonfatal injuries can happen as well leaving someone with perhaps long term disabilities and loss of basic functions, including learning and/or mental problems. Drowning is not just limited to swimming pools or the ocean, but even as small as hot tubs or bathtubs.

Causes of drowning accidents and what to do afterward

Common Causes of Drowning Accidents:
  • Lifeguard negligence
  • Improper training of lifeguards
  • Lack of proper safety measures
  • Overcrowded pools
  • Broken/Defective pool gates or fences
  • Insufficient or defective lighting
  • Cloudy or murky water

What to do after a swimming or drowning accident:

  • Call 911 and seek medical treatment immediately
  • Get the names of any lifeguard, pool supervisor or witness
  • For a non-fatal drowning monitor for signs of memory loss or head injury
  • Determine your plan of action

As tragic as these events are, they happen. The aftermath can be overwhelming and complicated, we can help.

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