Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer in Shreveport
Statistics You Should Know
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every
day about ten people die as a result of an unintentional drowning. Of
these, two of the victims are children aged 14 or younger. From 2005 to
2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal drownings each year in the
United States (non-boating related), and more than 50% of drowning victims
treated in emergency rooms required hospitalization or transfer for additional
care. (Source: CDC)
What are common causes of swimming pool accidents?
The main factors that affect someone's drowning risk is:
- Their ability to swim
- Lack of barriers to prevent unsupervised water access
- Lack of close supervision while swimming
- Alcohol use
- Seizure disorders
Our firm frequently sees drowning cases occur at locations such as:
- Apartment pool
- Water park
- Country club
- Any other location where swimming is encouraged
Impact of Near-Drowning Accidents
Even in swimming pool accidents where the victim survived, a near-drowning
accident can have devastating effects on the body. The majority of near-drownings
fall into two categories:
- First: involves damage to the lungs, heart, brain and nervous system
- Second: involves problems brought on by lowered body temperature when the
body was immersed in liquid for any length of time
Near drowning victims can experience hypoxia (lowered levels of oxygen),
and ischemia (loss of blood flow to the extremities), which can lead to
neurological problems and swelling of the brain. A major reason why drowning
victims cannot be revived after rescue is because of neurological damage.
While near-drowning victims may survive, a percentage of them will be
left with long-term neurological problems.
Contact Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC
If someone you love has been injured in a swimming pool accident, or experienced
a near-drowning or a drowning on someone else's property, you may
be entitled to pursue compensation under Louisiana's premises liability
laws. We urge you to take a moment to contact a Shreveport drowning accident
attorney at Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC to discuss your case.
Call our firm today.