Preventing swimming pool accidents requires responsible pool ownership and maintenance, as well as appropriate supervision of any children swimming in the pool. If a pool owner fails in these duties and someone is injured as a result, the victim or the victim’s family may have grounds for a legal claim of negligence.
At The Levine Law Firm, we help accident victims and their families hold negligent parties accountable. With more than 20 years of experience in personal injury law, we work quickly and efficiently to help our clients obtain the compensation they need and deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool accident in Central Texas, then contact our office in Austin to schedule a free initial consultation. We are here to help.
Young Children Are Especially At Risk
An average of 390 children aged 14 or younger drown in swimming pools and spas each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In fact, national statistics show that drowning is the leading cause of death by injury for children younger than 5 years old.
Survivors of swimming pool accidents also face serious medical problems. It is estimated that an average of 5,200 pool or spa-related submersion injuries in kids younger than 15 are treated in emergency departments each year, and children younger than 5 represent nearly 80 percent of those injuries.
Among all the states in 2014, Texas had the third-highest number of drowning deaths of children aged 14 or younger.
Helping You Through This Difficult Time
Often victims of swimming pool accidents require long-term medical care. In addition to emergency hospitalization, it is frequently necessary for victims of nonfatal drowning injuries to be transferred to other medical facilities for further treatment. In many cases, these injuries result in severe brain damage and permanent disability, requiring in-home care and ongoing rehabilitation.
When negligence is the cause of a serious swimming pool accident, the victim or the victim’s family may bring a premises liability claim in order to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and other costs.
If the accident resulted in death, then the surviving family may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim.
At The Levine Law Firm, we understand what you are going through, and we have a record of success in holding negligent parties and their insurers accountable. You can rely on us to handle your case aggressively and efficiently while you focus on healing.
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If you are unable to leave the hospital or your home because of your injury, we can come to you. We also frequently help our clients obtain appropriate medical care. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 512-476-9800 .