Swimming Pool Accidents and Personal Injuries
Water safety is often directed towards children, but it is vitally important to understand that water safety needs to include adults as well. Swimming pool accidents in California include both minor and catastrophic injuries from slip and fall injuries to the fatal and unfortunate event ofaccidental drowning. Minor injuries may include falling in the area around a pool and even minor burn injuries, which occur in pools due to an improper upkeep of care of pool chemicals. When chlorine and bleach levels are too high, children are often at risk of chemical burns or other dangers of inhaling too many hazardous chemicals. To check your swimming pool’s chemical balance and better understand other chemical dangers associated with swimming pools click, HERE.
Catastrophic swimming pool accidents in California not only include drowning, but health hazards from submersion under water for an extended period of time.Diving board accidents, associated with swimming pool accidents, may cause serious back or neck injuries, including paralysis. Some commercial pools have a very high drainage system to help circulate and filter water. However, at times the drainage system can drag a child or person under water and hold them at the bottom of the pool increasing the probability of drowning and dangers from the lack of oxygen. In rare cases, disembowelment occurs because of the strong suction force near the drain.
Swimming pool accidents in California may occur in hotel pools, motels, commercial pools, house pools, or even water parks. A lack of safety precautions that may lead to accidents may include shallow water, a lack of safety signs, no life guards on duty, or even a lack of adult or parental supervision. There are safety equipment, including fences and nets that parents and owners can incorporate to prevent additional swimming pool accidents. For facts and safety guidelines, suggested by a medical physician, click HERE.Accidents cannot always be prevented. When you or a loved one experiences a swimming pool accident in California, contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Long Beach, for a free consultation and professional legal advice at (800) 980-6905.