With summer right around the corner, swimming pools in San Bernardino County will once again come alive with activity and the inevitable swimming pool tragedies. Summertime is when families spend hours and hours in and around swimming pools. Statistics show that hundreds of people drown every year in the United States. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14.
Children are not the only ones to get injured in a pool accident - adults often suffer severe pool-related injuries due to diving accidents when the water may not be deep enough to slow the diver before he or she hits the bottom. Diving boards are said to magnify the risk of diving accidents.
Owners of pools have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for children and adults; they need to focus on accident prevention. A backyard pool should have a fence around it to prevent a child from falling into it when an adult is not supervising.
If you or your child has been injured in a swimming pool accident, you may be able to file a claim against the responsible owner of the pool if you can prove he or she was negligent and that the negligence caused injury. Contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney to see if you can recover damages for medical expenses and loss of wages.