As summer approaches and the weather warms up, the pool becomes a popular
place to hang out. An enjoyable time at the pool is always something to
look forward to, but there are numerous hazards to watch out for while
on the pool deck and while swimming.
Throughout a day at the pool, water is splashed up onto the pool deck,
creating a hazard for deck-side pedestrians. The danger is even greater
for children, who are often running on the deck, so it is important to
warn them to slow down.
A much more serious pool-related injury is drowning. According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, over 3,500 people die from drowning
every year in the United States. The World Health Organization even reports
that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death around the world.
Many pools are often overcrowded and understaffed, so it is important
for parents to keep an eye on their children to help prevent the unthinkable
Pool-related accidents can be earth-shattering to victims and their families.
Severe injuries, damages, and death can possibly occur and may result
in extreme medical expenses or even lost wages. Luckily, Illinois has
laws put in place to protect the victims of premises liability accidents,
including swimming pool injuries or drownings, which can allow victims
to seek compensation for a physical, mental, or financial hardship that
was brought upon them from the accident. If you are aware of an incident
that has occurred at or in a swimming pool, it is important to contact
an experienced attorney to better understand your legal options.
Our firm has experience with premises liability cases, and we want to help
the victims of pool-related injuries and deaths. If you or someone you
know has been injured as a result of a third-party’s negligence,
contact the attorneys at Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC today for a free
consultation. (312) 620-1261