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Swimming Pool Accidents

As we move into summer and the weather gets hot, many of us look forward to the relaxing and refreshing waters of a community or country club pool. Unfortunately, more than 50,000 people end up in hospital emergency rooms every year because of swimming pool accidents. According to the National Safety Council, more than 1,000 people drown every year in swimming pools. This blog post addresses the causes of swimming pool accidents, including drowning. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a swimming pool accident, the lawyers at Metzger & Kleiner have the experience and skill to help you seek full and fair compensation. For a free initial consultation, contact our office online or call us at 215 622-2210 in Philadelphia, 610 563-2186 in the Lehigh Valley, or toll free at 800 228-1760.

Factors Leading to Swimming Pool Accidents

There are many situations that can lead to serious injury in and around a swimming pool:
  • Falls from slides or diving boards can result in broken bones or head injuries
  • Many injuries result from slips and falls on wet decks or other surfaces
  • Serious injuries often occur when people dive in shallow water or off diving boards without adequate supervision
  • People have been seriously injured or killed by malfunctioning drains or drain covers
  • Small children may drown by wandering into a pool that has inadequate barriers or fencing
  • People may contract diseases swimming in pools that have not been properly treated with chemicals

Minimizing the Risk of Swimming Pool Accidents

There are steps that owners and swimmers can take to reduce the likelihood of injury:
  • Parents should provide proper supervision at all times, and should make certain that children have basic water skills and safety equipment before going in the pool. Parents should also discourage horseplay or other dangerous actions.
  • Owners should use non-slip materials on decks, diving boards and ladders
  • The pool should always have proper fencing and barriers, as well as guard rails, flotation devices and ladders in the pool
  • The pool should be chemically tested on a regular basis
  • All electrical devices should be kept out of the pool area

Contact Our Office

At Metzger & Kleiner, we provide a free initial consultation. To schedule an appointment with an experienced Philadelphia swimming pool accident injury lawyer, contact us by e-mail or call our office at 215 622-2210 in Philadelphia, 610 563-2186 in the Lehigh Valley, or toll free at 800 228-1760. We take all personal injury claims on a contingency basis. We won't charge attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses. Se habla Espanol.

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