PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS PHOENIX SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
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Lawyers who handle personal injury claims agree that there is nothing more tragic than the accidental death of a child.
A swimming pool accident happens in an instant—a babysitter is distracted, a grandmother answers the phone, a toddler crawls under the fence, a neighbor’s gate is left unlatched—and the surviving family struggles to deal with the consequences of the pool accident.
A drowning victim who does not die as a result of the pool accident is likely to suffer long-term disabilities ranging from memory problems and learning disabilities to those resulting in a permanent vegetative state.
According to the Center for Disease Control:
More than one in five fatal drowning victims are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another four received emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.
In 2007, of all children 1 to 4 years old who died from an unintentional injury, almost 30% died from drowning. Although drowning rates have slowly declined,1,3 fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years.
Nonfatal drownings can cause brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities including memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning (e.g., permanent vegetative state).
From 1999-2009 fatality statistics from Arizona Department of Health Services reveal:
106 drownings in 2009, and increase of 17% from 90 in 1999
The great number of drownings occurred in the 0-4 age bracket (23), followed closely by 65+ age bracket (19)
69 drowning occurred in Maricopa Country, followed by 21 in Pima and 8 in Pinal Country, with a smattering in other counties
I n addition, another 25 non-Arizona residents drown in Arizona during 2009
Every year, there are serious home swimming pool accidents, including drowning and diving injuries. These claims are generally paid by homeowners insurance.
Hotel, motel, and resort swimming pool accidents are covered by business liability insurance.
Even if there was a sign posted that no lifeguard was in attendance, the management is responsible for maintaining a safe environment, including preventing rough behavior.
Even instructors and aqua-therapists conducting occupational therapy and swimming therapy for the mentally challenged are responsible for monitoring their patients or students every second.
Other serious or fatal drownings occur as a result of water sports, diving and boating accidents.
Contact Alex & Saavedra, to speak to an experienced swimming pool accident attorney with extensive expertise in swimming pool accidents.
Our swimming pool accident attorney can review your claim and discuss with you the details and possible compensation available to you.
Please contact our office to arrange a free consultation.