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Two young girls swimming in a poolWith summer here and the pandemic seeminly receding, practically everyone is looking forward to spending quality family time with family and friends. This may call for elaborate family vacations or something as simple as barbecues and spending days in the pool. 

There’s no doubt you look forward to the cool pool waters as a respite from the hot weather. However, it’s also important to beware of these swimming pool risks and keep yourself safe. In the unfortuante event that you or your loved one has already suffered injuries in a pool accident, you should call our Atlanta personal injury lawyers today.

Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents

A man swimming in a pool One of the top causes of unintentional death among kids aged between one and four years old is drowning. In 2017, approximately 163 children below 15 years old drowned and died in swimming pools and spas, based on reports by the USA Swimming Foundation, a campaign partner of Pool Safely. Of the 162 kids, 112  were under five years old.

Although swimming pools and various swimming spots usually offer fun retreats and entertainment from the heat, they could likewise cause severe injuries, and sometimes, even death. Whether it’s diving into shallow water or slipping and falling, swimming pools are among the leading causes of all kinds of accidents and personal injuries. If you or your child is hurt in a pool accident, you should call our personal injury lawyers in Atlanta immediately.

Common Causes of Accidents in Swimming Pools

A man swimming in a poolAny discussion of pool and spa accidents inevitably turns to drownings, and with good reason. From 2014 through 2016, there was an average of 363 drownings in pools or spas per year of children under 15 years old. In the summer of 2019 alone, there were at least 150 pool and spa drownings of children younger than 15 nationwide. Seven of those drownings occurred in Georgia. However, focusing solely on drownings ignores many non-fatal accidents that happen around pools and spas annually.

While drownings are tragic, thousands more are injured every year in accidents in or around pools or spas. In fact, from 2016 through 2018, there were an estimated 6,600 injuries treated in emergency rooms each year involving children younger than 15. Many of these involved non-fatal near-drownings, while many others were poolside accidents and accidents in the pool or spa involving slips, falls, and diving accidents.

Non-Fatal Pool And Spa Accidents Can Be Devastating

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