Hazards of Above Ground Pools
More than 3000 people die from drowning in the United States each year, and approximately half of them are children. Parents should always keep their children in sight and within reach when allowing them to swim. Unfortunately, above ground pools can make precautionary measures such as this more difficult. Furthermore, the elevated height of above ground pools can also increase the risk of a serious accident or injury occurring.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an above ground pool accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve had to endure. Contact a San Diego injury attorney from Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 today to discuss your case.
Above Ground Pool Injury Concerns
While all pools and bodies of water present at least some level of potential danger, above ground pools pose some unique concerns, including:
- Elevated pools provide a false sense of security
- Unlevel pools can be unbalanced or unstable
- Decks or ladders become slippery when wet
- Leaking pools can damage property and create hazardous slippery areas
- Having to climb to enter the pool lengthens the time it takes to reach someone in danger
- The height makes it more difficult to keep an eye on people in the pool
For these and other reasons, above ground pools may place those who use them at risk of suffering a serious injury.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving an above ground pool, someone may be legally at fault. Contact a dedicated San Diego injury attorney from Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 to discuss your case and learn your rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses and emotional trauma resulting from the accident.