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Swimming pools can be a wonderful summertime activity for kids and adults alike, offering a great way to stay cool as well as a low-impact form of exercise. That said, when swimming pools lack proper security or supervision, they can pose a deadly threat to young children or non-swimmers. There are good reasons why New York law requires that all swimming pools have appropriate security measures to keep curious children or guests safe. When these laws aren’t obeyed, property owners can face liability in court for their careless and negligent behavior.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a New York swimming pool accident, your medical costs for emergency treatment or rehabilitation may be astronomical. Sadly, nothing can ever erase the pain of losing a child or loved one, but you may have a right to compensation that can help you remain financially stable after a family tragedy. Get help seeking the damages you may be owed from a New York City swimming pool accident by contacting the dedicated and knowledgeable Manhattan swimming pool injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a no-cost, confidential consultation.
Despite being entirely preventable, drowning is one of the most common causes of death among young children in the US. Statistics show that drowning kills more infants and toddlers aged 1 to 4 than anything other than birth defects, and it is the cause of 20% of all fatal injuries to children aged 14 and under. Even those who survive an accident in water may suffer serious long-term health consequences. For each child who dies in a drowning accident, there are five more who need emergency medical attention after being submerged in water for a prolonged period, and about half of those individuals will need additional hospitalization for the injuries that sent them to the hospital.
Common effects of submersion accidents or other swimming pool accidents include:
For a no-cost consultation on your legal rights after a New York swimming pool accident, contact the dedicated, professional, and aggressive Manhattan personal injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes at 212-889-9362, or in Queens at 718-777-5895.