Drowning accidents in swimming pools are a common cause of death among children. Contact our Oklahoma City-based law firm if your family has been affected by a swimming pool injury.
After motor vehicle accidents, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five, and swimming pools are the leading cause of death by drowning, taking the lives of around 350 children annually. It’s no surprise that so many children drown each year when the facts surrounding swimming pool accidents are reviewed. It only takes a couple of minutes for a child to drown and the tragic incident usually occurs silently without much splashing or calls for help. If you have lost a loved one in a swimming pool accident anywhere in Oklahoma, our experienced attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center are here to help. Contact our Oklahoma City-based law firm today for legal guidance.
Under Oklahoma laws concerning premise liability, the owner of a swimming pool is held legally accountable for pool accidents and injuries occurring in or around the pool area. It is the sole responsibility of the owner of a swimming pool to be proactive in preventing devastating injuries and drownings by providing a safe environment for everyone who may come into contact with the pool, invited or not. In some cases, this means installing three- or four-sided fencing around the swimming pool, using locks to keep children from entering the pool area unattended, and installing an alarm system to keep unwanted pool visitors out.
Swimming pool accidents and drownings are particularly devastating because they can occur in an instant. It only takes a few minutes of distraction on the part of a parent or caregiver to lose track of a young child, potentially resulting in a drowning accident. However, with the proper safety measures in place, pool owners can significantly reduce the risk of swimming pool accidents, injuries and fatalities. If a loved one has been the victim of a swimming pool injury in Oklahoma, contact our reputable lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today. We have experience handling pool accident claims throughout Oklahoma, and we are ready to help you and your family get through this difficult time. Contact us today by filling out our contact form or calling us toll free.