Causes of Drowning Accidents
In the hot summer months, many people choose to spend their free time at swimming pools for both exercise and relaxation. Owners of both public and private pools are responsible for keeping their facilities safe for use in order to prevent accidental drowning. Unfortunately, however, some pool owners are negligent in this duty, potentially leading to deadly drowning accidents. In these situations, San Diego residents can turn to Ritter & Associates for help with holding irresponsible pool owners accountable for their actions.
Pool Owner Negligence and Drowning Accidents
Drownings are almost always preventable accidents, because even if someone begins to drown, lifeguards, pool monitors, or other supervisory parties should be able to rescue the drowning individual. However, there are several ways in which pool owner negligence can contribute to drowning accidents, including:
- Failure to supervise adequately
- Slips and falls due to slick decking
- Improper maintenance of diving boards
- Heavy suction from unmonitored pool drains
Even if a drowning is not fatal, it can still cause victims to suffer irreparable brain damage. In these situations, drowning accident victims and their family members may be eligible to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Swimming Pool Accident Attorney in San Diego
If you or someone you care about has suffered in a drowning accident or other swimming pool accident because of a pool owner’s negligence, you could be due financial compensation for your damages. Contact the experienced attorneys of Ritter & Associates today by calling (619) 296-0123 to discuss your situation and how we can help.