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Connecticut Swimming Pool Accident Lawsuits

East Haven Accident Attorneys

The worst outcome of a swimming pool accident is drowning death, of course, but what many people do not realize is that swimming pool accident survivors often suffer severe injuries and permanent impairment. Drowning and near-drowning are not the only types of injury claims made in swimming pool accident lawsuits in Connecticut. Infections and chemical burns can occur with no near-drowning incident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a swimming pool accident, talk to the East Haven accident attorneys of Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, LLP, today.

Types of Swimming Pool Accidents

The majority of swimming pool accidents are preventable. Examples of common swimming pool accidents and causes include:

  • Falling into the pool due to slippery surfaces
  • Lack of fencing or barriers to keep children and unsuspecting adults from wandering into the pool area
  • Pool drain entrapment
  • Pool cover entrapment
  • Diving accidents
  • Lack of lifeguard in public settings
  • Poorly maintained pool

Swimming Pool Accident Injuries

  • Survivors of near-drowning typically suffer brain injuries due to lack of oxygen to the brain. Impairment can be permanent and the victim may never be able to live independently.
  • Slip and fall swimming pool accidents, and diving accidents can result in head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury, even in cases where near drowning does not occur.
  • Pool drain entrapment can cause serious injuries to arms, legs, hands, and feet, if limbs are entrapped. Strangulation and disembowelment are also known to occur due to faulty pool drains.
  • Recreational water illnesses are often the result of swimming or falling into a poorly maintained pool and can include skin rashes, respiratory illness, diarrhea, eye infection and ear infection.

If a loved one has been seriously injured in a swimming pool accident in Connecticut, please call us today so we can evaluate whether your claim has merit. If it does, we will represent you and your family on a contingent fee basis so that you pay nothing unless you win and then, we are only paid a percentage of the settlement or award. Please contact us online today.