Dangerous Diving Board Injuries
Swimming pools can be an excellent source of entertainment and exercise, and they provide a great recreation option for many families. Diving boards can add extra levels of fun, too, but they can also cause dangerous injuries if used improperly. They can also become dangerous if they are not installed properly or if they are not properly maintained. The injuries that can occur as a result of a diving board accident have the potential to cause extremely serious consequences.
There are many ways that diving board injuries can occur, but some are particularly common. The following are some of these common injuries:
- Head injuries, from hitting your head on the board or pool side
- Hitting the bottom of a pool
- Hitting other swimmers in a swimming pool
- Back injury / spinal cord injury
These injuries can occur at the drop of a hat, and in many cases, they might actually be the result of a property owner’s negligence or lack of supervision. Property owners should be held accountable for their negligence, and those who fail to maintain diving board safety may owe injured persons compensation for their injuries.
Diving board injuries can be life-changing, and injury victims may be saddled with costly medical bills and other expenses as a result. If a property owner’s negligence led to your diving board injury, then the attorneys of Ritter & Associates may be able to help. Contact us today at (619) 296-0123 to discuss how we can help you.