Swimming pools provide a great vehicle for recreation and enjoyment in most cases. There are some situations, however, that result in severe injuries and even wrongful death in some cases. When an individual is injured in a pool accident through lack of oxygen, it is said to be a drowning accident. If you have been injured in this kind of accident then you may have suffered severe injuries and you may be wondering what your options are.
There are many different ways to be injured in a drowning accident, some of which are through no fault of your own. A drowning accident often results in catastrophic injuries to the brain due to a lack of oxygen. Brain hypoxia is a condition that results from a lack of oxygen, and is a common injury suffered by drowning accident victims. The symptoms of this injury can include coma, memory loss, difficulty learning new things, loss of motor skills and even death in some cases. When this occurs, the victim’s life can be greatly altered due to no fault of their own.
Causes for Swimming Pool Accidents
Some causes for swimming pool accidents can be diving into shallow water resulting in a head injury, fatigue, and many others. One very serious accident that can occur is through an uncovered swimming pool, or hot tub drain. If a swimmer comes too close to this drain it can pull them to the drain and prevent them from moving. These drains have extremely powerful motors and move many gallons of water per minute. These drains can often hold the victim under water for extended periods of time, and in some of the most severe cases, an uncovered drain can disembowel a swimmer.
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These accidents often leave families and victims devastated and impaired for the future. Those who have been injured in these cases may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent individual. This may be a case of premises liability where the property owner did not provide reasonable warning of an uncovered drain, or a safe environment for invitees and guests. Or this may be a case of product liability, where the manufacturer made a faulty drain that resulted in severe injury.
Whatever the case may be, our legal team will work with you to understand your case, the various circumstances surrounding and we will work to build a strong strategy that will fight for your rights in court if you choose to work with us. At Boohoff Law, P.A., our Tampa personal injury lawyers are intent on providing our clients with skillful legal service, and you can be sure that we will work aggressively to obtain adequate compensation for your future.
Contact our Tampa accident firm today for the legal assistance that you need in your case.