Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming Pool Accidents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that drowning ranks fifth as the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the U.S. and ten people die daily from drowning. Sadly, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages one to four with the majority of those deaths occurring in a home pool. For every child that dies in a swimming pool accident, another five need emergency care for nonfatal submersion injuries. Over 50% of nonfatal submersion injury victims will be hospitalized – often with severe brain damage due to the lack of oxygen. Many survivors suffer long-term disabilities including learning disabilities and memory problems, and these problems can lead to permanent loss of basic functioning, vegetative states and death
Factors that Contribute to Swimming Pool Accidents
There are many factors that contribute to swimming pool accidents including the following:
- The inability to swim or poor swimming ability
- Swimming alone or swimming at night
- Diving into the shallow end of a pool
- Lack of barriers or broken gates
- Lack of supervision
- Suction entrapment due to faulty or lack of safety device
- Drug or alcohol use
- Seizure disorders
Who Will Pay For It All?
If your child or loved one has been involved in a swimming pool accident, then you already know the keep costs in terms of life and money. While we understand that money won't bring back the life of a loved one or undo a catastrophic injury, it can make getting appropriate medical care easier along with other types of assistance that become necessary when someone is the victim of a swimming pool accident.
Hospitalization and rehabilitation after a swimming pool accident can be very costly, even when you have the best insurance plan. Medical costs for swimming pool accidents will vary depending upon the severity of the injuries and whether hospitalization or long-term care are necessary and out of pocket costs can soar. In fact, the costs can be in the thousands of dollars range for even basic treatment of minor injuries, while severe submersion injuries will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If the accident happened on someone's property, there may be an insurance policy to cover the injuries. And if the accident occurred on your own property, your homeowner's policy should cover the loss. The attorneys at the law office of Zinda Law Group can explore the possible avenues of compensation with you and help you secure the money you need for current and long-term care. We are committed to helping you recover the compensation that you or your loved one deserves. Call to speak with an attorney today at (800) 863-5312 and let us help you.