San Diego Swimming Pool Drain Injuries Attorney
As the weather warms up during the spring and summer months, millions of individuals across the state of California and the nation escape the heat in a public or private swimming pool. And, while swimming pools generally provide a fun and enjoyable time with friends and family, they can unfortunately be dangerous when premises owners act recklessly. One of the most serious threats to a swimmer’s safety is the swimming pool drain.
Swimming pool drains create a large amount of suction that can trap swimmers beneath the surface, increasing their chances of drowning or a drowning-related injury. If you or someone you know has been injured from a pool drain and believe someone else was at fault, contact a San Diego swimming pool drain injury lawyer of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 to schedule a free consultation.
Common Pool Drain Injuries
Swimming pool owners are expected to protect swimmers from the threats of pool drains. Unfortunately, many pool owners fail to meet these expectations and put innocent lives at risk. Pool drains create a large amount of suction that may trap even a skilled swimmer under water and have the following effects:
- Pulling and trapping the swimmer’s hair, arm, leg, or other part of the body and holding him or her underwater. This can result in a drowning injury or fatality.
- In some cases, the drain can be strong enough to suck out the swimmers intestines (also known as evisceration).
When you or a loved one has suffered due to an improperly covered or maintained pool drain, our legal team may be able to help you hold these negligent pool owners liable. Contact our San Diego swimming pool drain injury attorneys of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 for more information about your options.