Swimming pool accidents can result in injuries as serious as paralysis or even death by drowning. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the leading cause of accidental death is drowning. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of just under 5,000 people received emergency treatment annually for swimming pool or spa-related injuries during 2011-2013.
One of the most serious consequences of a swimming pool-related accident is traumatic brain injury. This type of injury can leave the victim permanently disabled or at the very least in need of long-term therapy and rehabilitation. Even so-called “mild” brain injury can result in such long-term issues as loss of memory or difficulty in concentration.
Because Las Vegas is a haven for hotels, there’s the potential for thousands of swimming pool-related accidents to occur every year. Once they’re threatened with a lawsuit, the defendant and their attorney will deny all facts presented in a personal injury case. This is where a professional law firm can help. For over 30 years, we at Potter Law Offices have assisted victims of negligence and their families receive just compensation. Although money in itself is no substitute for restoring the victim’s health or mobility they enjoyed prior to the accident, it can go a long way toward any costly long-term care they’ll need.
If you or a family member have suffered a catastrophic injury as the result of a swimming pool accident, call the experts at Potter Law Offices for a free consultation today.