With the summer in full-swing now, it is now a time when many working adults take time off to spend time with their families. Many times, this will involve a family vacation or relaxing time by your pool. Although this may be a chance to relax and enjoy the nice weather, it can quickly turn to be unenjoyable if a slip and fall accident takes place around a pool. It is not only adults who can be affected, as many energetic children who are ready to jump into a pool are also at an elevated risk of a slip and fall injury. Many of these slip and fall injuries that occur poolside during the summer months could potentially become slip and fall lawsuits.
What Are Common Causes for A Pool Slip and Fall Accident?
With the addition of water, wet surfaces and a relaxed state of mind, it is easy to see why a slip and fall accident can take place by the pool. Many of these injuries are caused by a wet or slippery surface which may not be properly marked as such. For example, a child may run across the outside surface of a pool to get a start to a jump, which could potentially lead to the child slipping and hitting their head or neck before making it into the water.
Another cause of a pool slip and fall accident may be falling off the pool’s ladder due to it being slippery. A large range of injuries are caused by slipping at a pool, especially in the summer months where an indoor pool area is much more humid and moist compared to the winter months.
It is advised that you and your family remain aware of the possible causes of a slip and fall accident around a pool.
What Types of Injuries Can Be Sustained By A Slip and Fall Accident?
Injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident by the pool can be very serious, if not fatal, if it is not treated right away. Some of these injuries, if taking place in the water, could lead to an increased risk of drowning, especially if the swimming is not being supervised by a trained individual. Besides falling and getting a simple bruise or cut to a part of the body, some injuries include the following:
- Broken bones
- Sprained or broken neck
- Pulled muscles
- Head injuries
- Twisted ankles
- Dislocated joints
- Back and Spinal Cord injuries
Contact a Cranston Personal Injury Lawyer
The experienced Cranston injury lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates have many years of experience, which they can put to work for you. Please contact one of these Cranston injury lawyers at 751 Reservoir Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. No fees are received unless you win your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 401-275-2039 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.