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Swimming toys and slides injuries

Prevent common injuries and accidents at the pool.

Diving Boards, Drains, Toys & Slides: Watch Out for Common Injuries & Accidents at the Pool

Anytime that you head out with the kids to enjoy the warm weather and enjoy a hotel or resort swimming pool, it is important to keep basic safety tips in mind. Unfortunately, some of the most common injuries that occur in these locations could be completely prevented with a little bit of know how.

One of the most common reasons for individuals to get injured at a hotel or resort pool has to do with improper use of a diving board if there is one. In the majority of situations in which a diving board is present on a hotel pool, the hotel would have taken steps to acquire a lifeguard who is responsible for overseeing proper use of this pool device. If someone is injured because there was improper signage or inadequate lifeguards on duty, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.

When taking part in these extra activities, the risks of swimming can be amplified. Often, people do not realize the risks presented by toys and slides because they assume they are just for having fun. Anytime you are in or around a pool, however, there’s a high risk of being injured if someone else has been negligent. Even minor accidents, like a slip and fall, can lead to serious medical problems like a traumatic brain injury. Vigilance and awareness of the dangers can be helpful for minimizing the chances of being seriously injured.

Other situations in which children may be seriously injured are playing too close to drains, toys that cause them to drown or get stuck, or injuries on slides. In certain situations, you may be eligible to bring forward a personal injury claim against the owner or manager of the pool. In a vacation situation, this could be a hotel or resort pool owner who should have been responsible for notifying guests about appropriate risks and taking necessary steps to advise against them. Some of the most common injuries associated with these accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Cuts and bleeding
  • Concussions
  • Accidental drownings
  • Secondary drownings

If your child is acting strangely after an injury on a diving board, toy, slide or drain or any other location around a pool, it is important to take the necessary steps to determine whether or not you have grounds for a personal injury claim. Identifying a lawyer who has experience in this area can help you evaluate all of your legal options and determine whether or not it is in your best interests to move forward with a legal claim. Unfortunately, many parents who are coping with these situations by themselves are surprised at the serious injuries that can be associated with a hotel or resort pool.

You may not know what to expect if you have to file a personal injury claim against a hotel manager for negligence associated with their pool. Having the facts straight and gathering evidence immediately are both important for your claim, so make sure you have a lawyer you can trust.

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