SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENTS
Kansas City & Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately 3,500 people die from drowning each year in the U.S., while thousands more suffer tragic, life-altering injuries in and around the water. These drownings not only occur in lakes, rivers, and oceans, but in water parks as well as community and privately owned swimming pools.
At Adler & Manson, we work hard to help injury victims, as well as family members who tragically lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident. We are here to hold negligent parties financially accountable for their actions. We seek maximum compensation for every client. Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers have more than 70 years of combined experience and believe that you deserve the best client service possible. We will provide such service by keeping you informed throughout your case, providing honest advice, and preparing a strong, personalized legal strategy aimed at achieving your goals.
Common Swimming Pool Injuries
Serious injuries can obviously result if a person remains underwater for an extended period of time. When a person’s brain is deprived of oxygen, long-term consequences may include:
- Severe brain damage
- Memory problems
- Learning disabilities
- Loss of brain function
Other injuries that frequently occur in and around swimming pools, lakes, rivers, and so on include:
- Neck and spinal cord damage (including paralysis) from diving
- Severe cuts, sometimes from broken bottles or glasses
- Injuries resulting from malfunctioning pool or other equipment
- Slip-and-fall accidents resulting in broken bones
- Diving board-related injuries
Children Are at Highest Risk
Regrettably, the CDC also reports that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death among children one to four years of age. Most of these drowning accidents occur in swimming pools, particularly in shallow “kiddie” areas where parents believe a child should be safe.
Attorneys James Adler and William Manson realize how emotional, devastating, and life-changing injuries to a child can be. This is why our firm focuses on providing compassionate, yet aggressive representation so you can spend time with your family and loved ones. We want you to focus on what is most important, while we focus on getting positive financial results as quickly as possible.
The Help You Need Following a Swimming Pool Accident
In the wake of a swimming pool drowning, hiring a lawyer may not be top priority. But it is important to move quickly while evidence is still fresh, and before the deadline to make a claim (the statute of limitations) expires. At Adler & Manson, our Kansas City injury attorneys have experience with this kind of lawsuit and we will protect your legal rights while calling attention to the dangers posed to other families. When you retain our firm, you can expect the compassionate, dedicated representation you need to pursue justice.