Children and adults suffer from catastrophic injuries due to swimming pool accidents every year. Do you know someone who will become a victim?

Swimming Pool Accidents and Catastrophic Injuries: More Common Than You May Think

When people think about the dangers of swimming pools, drowning is what typically first comes into their minds. Although it’s true that hundreds of children and adults drown every year in swimming pools, there is another danger that you may not know about and should: the risk of catastrophic injuries.

How Catastrophic Injuries Occur Around a Pool

Just like most physical activities, swimming doesn’t come without risk. A fine line exists between fun and tragedy and unfortunately, many people experience the latter. What starts as a day of relaxation and fun can suddenly end in a call to 911 and lives that are forever changed. A variety of different injuries occur because of swimming pool accidents, but the most popular catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries. A simple slip on a pool deck can cause someone to experience a severe spinal cord injury that could dramatically alter his or her life. Additionally, hitting your head on the bottom of the swimming pool by diving into shallow water or roughhousing can also cause a neck fracture that could result in paralysis that prevents you from living your normal life.
  • Traumatic brain injuries. Having an accident on a diving board or slide can result in a traumatic brain injury if someone hits his head. Additionally, hitting your head on the floor or edge of the pool can also cause brain damage that can affect your speech, movement, and daily activities.

We Can Help During This Difficult Time

Accidents can happen at any time and in any place. When a day of fun turns tragic and someone else’s negligence is to blame, you need help. If you or someone you love is the victim of a catastrophic injury, you have questions and you have rights. The Andrew Kim Law Firm wants to help you with both. Contact us today to learn how we can help.


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11900 NE 1st Street
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Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 289-1990
Fax: (425) 289-1991

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