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Swimming Pool Personal Injury and Drowning Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia - Montlick & Associates


May 16, 2021

Swimming pool injuries, drowning death accidents occur by the thousands each year in the United States. In fact, the National Safety Council explained that drowning is the second leading cause of death for children aged fifteen and under. Swimming pools are more dangerous for children than automobiles. 

The National Safety Council calculated that a child aged fifteen and under is fourteen times more likely to drown in a swimming pool accident than a car accident. For children aged five and under, drowning in a swimming pool is the most often cited the cause of death for that age demographic.

Incidents of near-drowning occur often. Estimates from the National Safety Council indicate that nearly 5,000 children aged fourteen and under are hospitalized annually in the United States for near-drowning incidents. Twenty percent of children sustain some degree of brain damage due to oxygen deprivation. The brain damage from oxygen deprivation can lead to permanent disabilities and a lifetime of managed care by a guardian or have learning disabilities that also last a lifetime.

An astounding 70% of swimming pool accidents result in head or neck injuries. Head and neck swimming pool injuries can occur in many ways, such as diving into the shallow end of a pool and hitting the bottom, falling on a pool deck, striking a diving board, or tripping on pool toys.

Every pool owner, whether the owner of the pool is a private residence, public pool, hotel, or water park, must observe Florida’s premises liability rules. The pool owner must make sure that the area of the pool and the pool itself is free from defects, or the pool owner should have undertaken reasonable measures to inspect the premises for defects. The pool owner must repair the defect or protect people who use the pool from harm. 

Pool injuries claimants could receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, future medical expenditures, loss of future earnings, coupled with damages for pain and suffering. Also, the family of a pool drowning victim could receive damages for wrongful death, reimbursement for funeral expenses, in addition to other damages.

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