Whether it’s the Roseville Aquatic Complex, inside at the Mike Shellito Indoor Swimming pool or in your back yard, a Roseville swimming pool accident can result in serious injuries or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 10 drowning accidents per day across the nation. About 5,000 children every year are hospitalized from drownings, and about 20 percent of them suffer permanent neurological damage. Children have the highest drowning rates. Most of those drownings occur in home swimming pools. All it takes is a moment of inattention by an adult, and a child’s life is permanently changed or lost.
Malfunctioning pool equipment
A Roseville swimming pool accident can even be caused by malfunctioning pool equipment. Children can become trapped in pool drains and suffer serious permanent brain injuries. Some of them die. Clothing, hair or even a limb can become caught and hold a victim to the pool’s bottom. The CDC reported that between 1999 and 2007, there were six deaths attributed to pool drains along with 28 injuries.
When a person dives into shallow water, he or she can strike their head on the pool’s bottom. Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries can occur. Traumatic brain injuries can result in physical, cognitive, social and behavioral effects. Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis, loss of sensation, muscle and autonomic function.
Aside from malfunctioning pool equipment and diving, other common causes of possible Roseville swimming pool accidents might be:
- Ineffective fencing or barriers around a pool
- Poorly maintained pools and decks around them
- Inadequate supervision by lifeguards or adults
- The private pool owner’s duty
Aside from state statutes and local ordinances, the owner of a private swimming pool has a duty of care to maintain their property in a safe and careful manner. There might even be a duty to trespassing children.
If you were injured in a Roseville swimming pool accident or a swimming pool accident anywhere else in California, contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation. If a family member died in such an accident, we can even bring a wrongful death claim on your family’s behalf. We’re well prepared to help people who wish to seek full and fair compensation for their injuries.