Swimming Pool Drowning Death & Injuries in Missouri
For children between the ages of one and 14, drowning is a leading cause of death according to the CDC. Even more concerning, five children in this age group are hospitalized due to a swimming pool injury for every one who loses his or her life. Whether at a public pool or one at a family member or friend's home, there are certain measure that must be put into place to ensure safety. Private pools should include fences with gates that may be locked to keep young children out when not supervised; public pools should have warning signs posted, and lifeguards on duty. Property owners, whether of private or city/public property, are often responsible when a drowning death or injury occurs at a swimming pool. This is especially true when property owners do not properly warn or supervise patrons, or take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of those who enjoy the swimming pools.
Common Swimming Pool Injuries
While drowning is certainly the most devastating event that could occur at a swimming pool, other injuries such as brain damage can be traumatic and life-changing. For injuries that are non-fatal, some of the most common include TBI (traumatic brain injury), evisceration, disembowelment, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and fractures, facial lacerations, and soft tissue injuries. Regardless of the injury, it is vital to work with a skilled and experienced Kansas City personal injury attorney who will review your case, determine all parties who may be liable, and work to recover the damages you may be entitled to.
Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Immediately
Swimming is an enjoyable and fun pastime, however it is also very dangerous when adults fail to properly supervise children or required safety measures are not put into place. Whether your family has experienced a swimming pool drowning death or other injury, or a loved one is the victim of brain damage, we urge you to take action immediately to protect your legal rights and hold those who were negligent accountable. Contact The O'Connor Law Firm now for a free consultation at 816-842-1111.