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Even Experienced Swimmers Can Drown in a Swimming Pool Accident

by The Beasley Firm  |  June 8, 2011  |  

No one really ever thinks twice about the chances of an experienced swimmer drowning in a pool, but sadly, it does happen. Many times, it is because the experienced swimmer broke his or her neck after diving into a pool and was unable to move their arms or legs to help them get to the surface for air before drowning.

Just today, an autopsy report showed that a Brownsville, Texas teen drowned after he broke his neck in an inflatable swimming pool. In 2008, 92Q DJ K-Swift died after she broke her neck after diving into a swimming pool. Other swimming pool accident lawsuits include a $5.2 million award to a young man who became a quadriplegic after diving into a hotel swimming pool, a $3.8 million award to a teenโ€™s family after he died from injuries sustained in a hotel swimming pool, and a $2.6 million award for a 17 year old young man who suffered a broken neck after diving into a hotel pool.

The devastation of swimming pool injuries can be shocking for some people to learn. In 2010, a dance instructor and bride-to-be became paralyzed from the neck down after she was pushed into a swimming pool during her bachelorette party. The bride-to-be hit her head on the bottom of the pool, broke her neck, and was instantly rendering a quadriplegic. In an instant, she knew something was terribly wrong, but instead of panicking, she just let herself float to the surface and then asked her friends to call 911.

After three months in the hospital, the soon-to-be bride returned home where she and her finance dreamed of starting their life together as husband and wife. Sadly, she soon learned that if she got married, she would lose the Medicaid health insurance payments that were paying for all of her expensive and much needed treatments. To date, she is still his finance.

For 53 years, the experienced Philadelphia swimming pool accident lawyers at the nationally known Beasley Law firm have been successfully representing injured swimmers or their families after a swimming pool accident or swimming pool drowning that caused paraplegia, tetraplegia, quadriplegia or death. Our highly specialized swimming pool accident team includes a previous swim club Board of Directors President and individual pool owners that are highly knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of swimming pool safety. We are well aware that improper pool markings, slippery surfaces, diving wells or pool slopes that are not in regulation as well as inattentive life guards can lead to a swimmers death or a catastrophic injury. We are also aware that those injuries are going to lead to life long medical bills and treatments that may or may not be covered by a health insurance policy. It is hurtful enough to sustain a spinal cord injury or catastrophic injury. It is even more painful to lose your house and everything you have worked so hard for because you are now forced to pay for expensive medical bills, life-long treatments, medical equipment and necessary therapies.

All of our experienced Beasley Law Firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super lawyers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool or diving board accident in Pennsylvania, please contact one of our highly successful Pennsylvania premises liability attorneys. Please feel free to look at our proven track record of success and call us for free, no obligation consultation. To date, we have had billions awarded to help our injured victims. We have the experience and knowledge to find out what really led to a swimming pool injury or death of a loved one and we are always here to help you.

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