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KNR Legal
Date posted
July 15, 2016

With temperatures rising into the 80s and 90s this summer, many Ohioans are setting up pools at home or heading to their favorite swim spots. Extra caution should be exercised in these hot summer months, as standing water and pools are sites of many types of personal injuries, including drowning, impact from diving, and slip and fall accidents.

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we’ve helped countless families who have been affected by swimming pool accidents. Our experienced Ohio personal injury attorneys are familiar with the damage that an everyday, recreational activity such as swimming can cause. If you or a loved one have been injured in a swimming pool accident, contact us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW.

Accidents in Ohio Swimming Pools

Wet swimming pool decks, overfilled pools, slippery ladders, wet diving boards, and slick stairs can all contribute to serious injury, including sprains and strains, broken limbs, and even traumatic brain injury. Swimming pool accidents can take a variety of forms.

10 Types of Common Swimming Pool Accidents

  1. Slips and Falls—the most common accidents, often caused by slippery surfaces and dangerous behavior
  2. Fatal drowning—non-supervised and poorly supervised swimmers, especially young children, are at a high risk of fatal drowning
  3. Submersion injuries—near-drowning can lead to long-term disabilities, including memory problems and learning disabilities
  4. Pool slide injuries—malfunctioning slides can result in traumatic bodily injury
  5. Pool toy entrapment—flipped or tangled inflatable pool toys can trap young children under water or make it impossible for older swimmers to escape
  6. Defective pool toys—toys which fail to inflate or which otherwise endanger a swimmer can have serious safety consequences
  7. Diving board injuries—malfunctioning diving boards can lead to serious personal injury
  8. Drain injuries—suction force can lead to catastrophic injury if a body part covers a drain portal
  9. Hair entrapment—suction force can also lead to hair entrapment and entanglement, leading to serious head injury
  10. Electric defects—electricity combined with water can have devastating, even fatal consequences

How The Experienced Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys At KNR Can Help

Indoor, home, and outdoor swimming pools can be a great way to escape this summer’s heat—but they are also sites of real danger. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a swimming pool accident, call one of the Ohio personal injury attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today. We’re familiar with state and federal laws relating to swimming pools and poolside equipment and have experience holding pool owners and equipment manufacturers accountable for failing to meet pertinent state and federal safety laws. To speak with one of our skilled, Ohio personal injury attorneys today call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW.