With Memorial Day weekend passed and summertime rapidly approaching, you and your family are likely thinking of ways to beat the heat in the next few months. Pools are one of Chicago’s chosen methods for keeping cool and entertained throughout the summer months. Whether you own your own pool or have a community pool in the neighborhood, pools provide a great summer activity. This summer, remember that pools can be a dangerous place for injuries and even fatalities, and it is important to stay aware and vigilant when you or your family are swimming in these waters.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people every day die from unintentional drowning, with two of these being under the age of 14. Even further, five times the amount of people that die from drowning annually are submitted into the emergency room for submersion-related injuries. Those persons who are especially at risk for swimming pool injuries are males, children, and minorities with little access to swimming pools and water-based recreations.
Numerous factors can contribute to a pool-related injury, but some ways to prevent an accident can include learning how to swim, ensuring barriers around pools, closely supervising anyone in the water, wearing a life jacket, avoiding alcohol, and being cautious in relation to preexisting seizure disorders.
There are numerous dangers associated with swimming pools, including:
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury in a swimming pool, whether your own or someone else’s, you may be facing extensive treatment for physical, mental, and emotional damages depending on the injuries you have received. This not only involved medical treatment, but also rehabilitation and assistive devices.
By law, you may be entitled to financial compensation if you have suffered a swimming pool injury in Chicago. Duncan Law Group can examine your case in a free consultation and determine who is at fault, ranging from the manufacturer of the pool to the city employing the lifeguards at the place. With so many factors, our Chicago personal injury lawyers promise to leave no stone unturned in order to get you the damages you deserve.