New York Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer
The seasoned New York personal injury attorneys at Dupée & Monroe are ready to help you and your family recover compensation after a swimming pool accident. Our personal injury legal team has decades of experience obtaining compensation for victims and their families after all manner of accidents. We go toe-to-toe with every type of defendant, from private landowners to small businesses, insurance companies, large corporations and government entities. We will investigate the circumstances of your pool injury, gather the evidence to build a strong case, negotiate with insurance companies and defense lawyers, and fight until we get you the settlement or trial award you deserve. Contact the Goshen swimming pool injury attorneys at Dupée & Monroe for a free consultation after a New York swimming pool accident.
Thousands of People Drown Every Year, and Thousands More are Injured by Pools
Everyone loves a swimming pool. Unfortunately, swimming pools are more dangerous than many of us realize. They may not be the most dangerous thing around the home, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they can be hazardous nonetheless.
CDC data shows that more than 3,500 people in the United States drown every year. Non-fatal drowning injuries are also a concern: An average of 4,800 children under the age of five are treated in hospitals for submersion-related injuries.
Swimming and pools are especially dangerous for children: Drowning is the second-leading cause of preventable death for children ages 0 to 15. Close to 400 children under the age of 15 die from drowning in pools or spas each year. Drowning is the single biggest cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of one and four. For every fatal drowning involving a child, there are five more children sent to the emergency room for pool-related injuries. On average over the last few years, 4,800 children aged 0 to four and 1,400 children aged five to 14 (6,200 children total) were treated in an emergency room for pool or spa drowning injuries. Seventy-four percent of fatal pool accidents occur at residential locations.
If your child has drowned or otherwise suffered a serious injury involving a swimming pool in New York, our swimming pool injury attorneys can help you and your family through this difficult time. We’ll fight to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable for the harm they’ve caused you and your family.
Swimming Pool Injury: More than Just Fatal Drowning
Drowning is certainly a concern when it comes to visiting a pool. There are many other injuries that children and other accident victims may suffer as a result of a poorly-maintained pool area, however. Nonfatal drowning can lead to hypoxic brain injury (brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation), which can lead to brain damage or damage to other organs. The consequences of such an injury can be severe, long-lasting, and ultimately fatal.
Additionally, many people are injured by slip-and-falls in poorly-kept pool areas. Slips, trips, and falls onto concrete or other material can cause any number of traumatic injuries, including:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Cranial and facial injuries
- Dislocated shoulder
- Strains and sprains to the shoulders, elbow, wrists, knees, or ankles
- Severe cuts and bruises
- Spinal cord injury
Other victims may suffer burns, irritation, or internal organ damage from hazardous pool chemicals.
If you or a loved one suffered any sort of injury at someone else’s pool, call an experienced New York pool injury lawyer to find out if you may have a claim for damages.
Zealous New York Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys Fighting for You
If you, your child, or another family member has been injured or killed at a swimming pool in New York or Orange County, find out if you should file a claim for damages by contacting the skilled and effective Goshen personal injury lawyers Dupée & Monroe at 845-294-8900.