Taking a splash in the pool is part of summer fun. Kids and adults alike love taking a refreshing dip in the water to cool down after being in the hot sun, whether it is at a community pool or aquatic center. Unfortunately, even with the best safety measures in place, accidents can happen. Knowing what kinds of accidents occur in pools is one way to prevent the need to call a Lerner and Rowe Tucson swimming accident attorney.
Common Swimming Pool Accidents
Here are some of the more common accidents that can occur around a swimming pool. All of them can lead to serious injury or even drowning.
- Slips and falls. Pool decks and surrounding areas are often wet which increases the potential of a slip and fall accident. If the tile surrounding the pool has cracks or deformations, the hazard potential is even higher. Walk, do not run, on wet surfaces.
- Diving board injuries. A diving board offers the ability to jump into the water in ways you cannot do from just the deck. Unfortunately, a badly timed dive can be very hazardous for the diver and for anyone down below. Always keep watch before diving.
- Lack of supervision. Aquatic centers attract families all summer long. With so many people in the water, it is important to have adequate supervision in place. A lifeguard needs to have his or her eyes on the water to identify roughhousing and other potential hazards. A lack of supervision can open up the potential to too many accidents.
When Should You Call a Tucson Swimming Accident Attorney
If you, or your loved one, are in an accident or sustain an injury at a community swimming pool or aquatic center, the first thing you need to do is get medical attention. Even if it seems like a minor accident, having a doctor check it is important.
The next step is speaking with a Tucson swimming accident attorney. You might think calling a personal injury attorney is premature, but they can help ensure that your medical needs are met, both short and long-term. Doing so will also protect your rights in case the situation is more serious than first thought.
Contact Lerner & Rowe at (520) 977-1900 today to speak with experienced attorneys in Arizona. We are available to take your call or chat 24/7, 365 days a year. We also offer free consultations so there is no initial cost or obligation.