Swimming Pool Accident Injuries and Legal Concerns

Web Admin - Thursday, April 24, 2014

illinois swimming pool injury attorneyNow that the warm weather is finally on the way, people across Illinois are starting to look forward to a nice summer swim. However, this relaxing summertime activity can quickly turn dangerous if people are careless. Hundreds of people each year die as a result of water related injuries, according to information compiled by the Centers for Disease Control. Young children are at especially high risk for these injuries, accounting for approximately 20 percent of those deaths. Yet, people who suffer swimming injuries like this are not without recourse. There are a variety of legal claims available for the different injuries that may occur due to a swimming accident.

Types of Swimming Pool Injuries

Swimming pools can be responsible for a several different types of injuries. One of the most common is, of course, fatalities caused by drowning, but swimming pools can be dangerous in other ways as well. For instance, even if a person survives nearly drowning, the oxygen deprivation can cause permanent brain damage. Further, people diving into pools can often injure themselves by failing to check the depth of the water, which can cause them to strike their heads on the bottom of the pool. This can result in traumatic brain injuries like concussions, as well as damage to a person's spinal cord.

Types of Legal Claims for Swimming Pool Accidents

When a person sustains an injury in a swimming pool, they have two legal claims that they can pursue: premises liability and products liability. Premises liability, probably the more commonly used argument, takes effect when a person injures themselves on someone else's property. The law gives landowners a duty to use reasonable care to ensure that others do not injure themselves because of defects or hazards on their property. That means that pool owners may be liable for a person's injuries if they failed to properly maintain or secure their pool and someone was injured as a result. For example, if a pool owner failed to properly label the pool's shallow end, and a child dove in and injured their head or spine, the pool's owner may be liable for that injury.

Products liability claims do not attempt to hold the pool's owner liable, but are instead aimed against the poo's manufacturer. These claims occur when there is some inherent defect in the pool's manufacturing or design that made it unsafe for public use. Suppose the manufacturer improperly designed one of the pool's drains, and someone got their hand stuck in it, resulting in an injury. That injury might give rise to a products liability claim against the manufacturer since they should have made sure that their product was safe before bringing it to the market.

If you or your child has recently been injured in a swimming pool accident, seek help from a skilled Illinois personal injury attorney. Our firm lends its experience to clients across the northwestern suburbs, including Buffalo Grove, Barrington, and Crystal Lake.

About the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.

Recent Posts


Palatine business attorney power of attorney for healthcare Riverwoods estate planning lawyer fault based insurance Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer trust payments breathalyzer test Illinois speeding lawyer employment law, Illinois employment laws Barrington attorney Illinois bicycle safety homestead rights commercial leases Chicago life insurance attorney Long Grove estate planning attorneys drug crime construction contracts construction accidents Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers agent Illinois living will Des Plaines real estate lawyer spinal cord injury Barrington personal injury lawyer Des Plaines DUI attorney Illinois small business medical marijuana Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers jet ski personal injury law firm denial of insurance claim DUI Illinois personal injury lawyers Crystal Lake car accident lawyer clemency Buffalo Grove life insurance attorney Home Remodeling Repair Act Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer federal regulations for LLCs Illinois car accident attorney Illinois defective products attorney rumble strips employment contract Deer Park employment law attorney mortgage boating DUI murder charges Crystal Lake accident attorney wrongful termination Barrington employment law firm traffic violations defense new real estate form Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer deed transfer workplace sexual harassment Schaumburg estate planning attorney institutional trustee Illinois mortgages Chicago biking tips Illinois trucking safety medical malpractice compensation pregnant women Inverness DUI lawyer irrevocable trust medication errors Illinois medical malpractice lawyers insurance adjusters Policy Cancellation minimum wage murder Barrington criminal defense lawyer Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney job lawyers Arlington Heights employment attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney insufficient documentation Rolling Meadows employment attorney auto accidents jet ski accidents Crystal Lake tax lawyer Arlington Heights insurance attorney Thanksgiving employment attorney Palatine elder law attorney underinsured motorist Illinois medical malpractice claim Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer Deer Park criminal attorney Barrington boating accident attorney Palatine probate lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney estate planning Des Plaines collections attorney Illinois pedestrian accident attorney Illinois medical malpractice case Rolling Meadows life insurance claim denial attorney Palatine workers compensation lawyer digital assets denial of life insurance blood alcohol content Illinois Trust Code Illinois business lawyer life insurance policy Illinois criminal defense attorney Illinois registered agent hit and run accident Palatine corporate attorney Illinois home inspection insurance claim denial POA unfunded trust insurance claim Schaumburg criminal law attorney speeding elder abuse Barrington litigation attorney drugs pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality Palatine construction attorney Illinois estate planning attorney probate fees financial advisors cell phone accidents murder defense anesthesia errors cause-of-death exclusions digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Arlington Heights traffic attorney sexual harassment Schaumburg traffic lawyer Illinois pet lawyer healthcare claims disability benefits car accidents Inverness real estate lawyer reckless homicide real estate lawyer controlled substance Rolling Meadows traffic attorney Illinois collections attorney workers comp subcontractor Landlord Tenant Ordinance Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys Inverness corporate attorney trauma after an accident DUI penalities Rolling Meadows traffic law firm revenge porn estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, Barrington drug crime attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Schaumburg personal injury lawyers Deer Park medical malpractice attorney operating agreements Illinois red light cameras Illinois insurance lawyer traumatic brain injury Illinois business law atorneys Arlington Heights tax lawyer insurance dispute IRS business litigation car collision employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys insurance disputes unpaid assessment Illinois driving without license Arlington Heights injury attorney Schaumburg construction accident lawyer pizza emoji Crystal Lake traffic attorney Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers Illinois real estate lawyer personal injury lawyer Detainer Actions commercial leasing Palatine estate planning lawyer FSLA Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer pay when paid contract healthcare blended families Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney estate planning attorney personal injury claims Des Plaines Illinois personal injury caregiver Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer living trust vs will nursing home negligence right to work foreclosed rental property pet law estate tax Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer Chicago traffic lawyer Attorney Ken Apicella Illinois corporate lawyer overtime pay Schaumburg corporate attorney digital evidence construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation probate distracted driving accident victims estate planning lawyer Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act Illinois Sales Representative Act senior citizens Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys Kenilworth estate planning attorney South Barrington real estate lawyer Palatine civil attorney beneficiary complications low-ball insurance settlement dynasty trusts breach of contract Chicago car accident lawyer contracts Chicago estate planning Jay Andrew Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers Fourth of July Chicago lawyer natural gas explosion Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer Arlington Heights accident attorney Schaumburg drug defense lawyer landlord tenant law sole proprietorship liability Schaumburg life insurance attorney rest breaks probate claims Palatine personal injury lawyer car accident lawyer TBI Palatine Attorney uninsured motorist Illinois employment law attorneys DNR eluding a police officer fiduciary rule delay Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer internet Schaumburg personal injury lawyer slip and fall Des Plaines personal injury lawyer Buffalo Grove law firm Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney natural gas Schaumburg criminal attorney changes to mortgage law pet bites probate claims process preventing accidents Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer real estate closing criminal record Barrington life insurance lawyer car crash Des Plaines pet law attorney Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers health insurance dispute employee discrimination how to avoid common denials of life insurance claims Palatine life insurance lawyer Illinois estate planning Rolling Meadows employment law attorney Joliet general practice lawyers Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer work unions Illinois attorney owner responsibility Barrington real estate lawyer Buffalo Grove employment lawyer DGAA Illinois elder law attorney Crystal Lake car accident attorney pain and suffering problem employees insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Illinois Probate Act of 1975 Illinois insurance attorney whistleblower protections power of attorney severance agreements Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers Illinois traffic laws meal breaks Rolling Meadows insurance attorney Self-Directed IRA Accounts Illinois insurance claims lawyers Illinois employment laws Schaumburg employment law attorneys child safety Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer Des Plaines criminal attorney IRA trust transfer Deer Park DUI lawyer Deer Park traffic accident attorney Inverness estate planning lawyer liens brain injury Illinois employment lawyer Palatine criminal defense lawyer DMV icy parking lots no contest clauses corporate law Illinois workplace lawyer landlord hands free device ACA real estate attorneys real estate zoning drug crimes Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer trusts drunk driving life insurance claims Schaumburg probate attorney FMLA Crystal Lake personal injury attorney Palatine employment attorney Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm back injuries Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer Illinois medical malpractice attorney llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association medical research Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer Rolling Meadows tax attorney personal injury claim Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act Des Plaines personal injury lawyers texting while driving digital information capital gains tax Palatine trusts lawyer Palatine drug lawyer compensatory time traffic deaths denied insurance claims Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers insurance claims Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer living wills tax attorney probate process unpaid overtime condo Schaumburg Long Grove real estate attorney Employment Discrimination Law Illinois insurance claim attorney motorcycle accident lawyer Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Illinois traffic attorney Palatine punch death Illinois employment attorneys motorcycle accident Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer sexual images filing a medical malpractice claim medical malpractice fiduciary rule Illinois rollover accident lawyers unauthorized overtime Deer Park accident attorney trucking accident lawyers Chicago insurance claim attorneys criminal law Schaumburg personal injury attorney most common reasons for life insurance claim denials Palatine injury attorney Deer Park real estate law firm real estate swimming pools wage theft automated cars Arlington Heights TBI attorney Inverness real estate attorney Illinois wrongful termination lawyer college kids Crystal Lake employment law attorney dog bites Barrington medical malpractice lawyers independent contractor special needs trust cell phone tower data BUI Illinois DUI attorney food poisoning Illinois Smoke Detector Act Palatine employment lawyer rent to own real estate contracts Palatine law firm Illinois workers compensation attorney Des Plaines tax law firm Illinois employment law Illinois employment law firm forming a corporation in Illinois hiring employees residential real estate Crystal Lake will lawyer bike accident surgical mistakes Barrington employment attorney probate lawyer drug possession DUI attorney Mount Prospect real estate lawyer wrongful death Retaliatory Discharge privacy head on collisions Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney license reinstatement bicycle accidents fatal car accidents Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney Barrington estate planning lawyer life insurance claim denial, denial of life insurance claim Colin H. Gilbert Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers Deer Park traffic lawyer medical malpractice claims Super Mario dram shop law Chicago will attorney School Visitation Rights Act Palatine real estate lawyer employment law personal injury attorney Arlington Heights trucking lawyer Rolling Meadows accident lawyer Des Plaines claims law firm estate attorney vacation home fines boating accidents Inverness personal injury attorney traffic accidents installment contracts Des Plaines civil attorney Affordable Care Act employment lawyer federal crimes Inverness accident lawyer Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys Barrington workers compensation attorney Illinois employee rights attorney. Rolling Meadows Inverness injury lawyer Rolling Meadows criminal attorney Barrington personal injury attorney Schaumburg estate attorney Deer Park personal injury lawyer criminal defense car accident lawyers comparative negligence marijuana crimes attorney paid sick leave defective products insurance agents Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute Barrington civil litigation attorney Crystal Lake pet attorney Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer Rolling Meadows Attorney Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer Schaumburg employment attorney traffic offenses Chicago employment attorney loopholes lapse in policy gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys Palatine insurance lawyer rollover car crashes Crystal Lake insurance lawyer Arlington Heights car accident lawyer civil litigation attorney Arlington Heights lawyer Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Arlington Heights criminal lawyer license suspension pedestrian-automobile accident Arlington Heights employment law attorneys Crystal Lake injury attorney insurance dispute attorney personal injury estate plan Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act Schaumburg insurance lawyers Illinois boating accident lawyer CAM estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers marijuana trench injuries trustee Home Sale Contingencies Legal Info Des Plaines insurance attorney DUI defense employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, civil rights violation Arlington Heights estate planning attorney pedestrian accident traffic crimes gift taxes Schaumburg wrongful death attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer Forcible Entry Buffalo Grove real estate attorney Buffalo Grove probate lawyer consent to a search Chicago attorney Arlington Heights Attorney insurance claim denials Des Plaines drug lawyer Illinois probate lawyer distracted driving accidents Des Plaines injury law firm Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys traumatic brain injuries defective products lawyer expungement Illinois Human Rights Act license revocation employees Illinois real estate Illinois insurance disputes Barrington criminal lawyer Inverness insurance attorney Colin Gilbert Illinois traffic ticket lawyer creditors insurance claim delay foreclosure Illinois employment law attorney driving investment property startup company Fair Labor Standards Act Crystal Lake employment lawyer insurance denial appeals Mount Prospect elder law attorney Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer first degree murder drunk driving statistics Illinois tax attorney bad faith insurance claims Illinois insurance dispute lawyers bicycle dooring accidents suspended license Rolling Meadows real estate attorney medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers Des Plaines accident attorney attorney fees Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer Kenilworth estate planning lawyer civil litigation estate planning trusts wills Illinois estate planning law firm Schaumburg car accident attorney wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace personal injury accidents personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys insurance claim dispute Illinois wills and trusts attorneys Chicago estate planning lawyer liability claims Palatine corporate law attorneys manufacturing Illinois lawyer Illinois will lawyer Schaumburg civil litigation attorney Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Chicago trucking accident attorney coronavirus Schaumburg injury lawyer Illinois LLC creation products liability criminal Crystal Lake employment attorney Illinois workplace discrimination attorney pedestrian accidents Rolling Meadows business lawyer income distribution deducation comp time rollover accidents Schaumburg real estate lawyer mass shooting insurance negligence holiday statistics spinal cord injuries insurance denials employee rights trucking accidents BAIID Illinois civil litigation lawyer Illinois traffic accident lawyer Family Medical Leave Act traffic tickets Des Plaines real estate attorney taxes license caretaker rights Barrington business law firm digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers slip and fall accidents Palatine traffic lawyer involuntary manslaughter underfunded trust Palatine employment law lawyer privacy laws Crystal Lake law firm Illinois workers compensation lawyer Illinois traffic attorneys Illinois personal injury attorney Illinois injury lawyer GM ignition switches Mt Prospect Attorney estate planning for college students advance healthcare directive Buffalo Grove corporate attorney loss of consortium modern family estate planning Illinois law condo association Palatine traffic accidents Long Grove estate planning life insurance lawyer small business PTSD Inverness traffic law firm workers compensation benefits Buffalo Grove traffic attorney Barrington estate planning attorney Crystal Lake business law attorneys Illinois construction accident attorney Deer Park workers compensation lawyer employee misclassification Illinois trusts attorney social media after death underage DUI living trust benefits Inverness elder law lawyer IRA benefits Illinois personal injury lawyer cell phone Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents BAC Crystal Lake traffic lawyer Liquor Control Act dealing with problem employees traffic violations Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers Rolling Meadows probate lawyer elder law appealing an insurance claim truck collisions boating under the influence Transfer on Death Instrument golf accidents Schaumburg elder law lawyer life insurance Long Grove real estate lawyer deadly crashes Chicago insurance law firm workers compensation ObamaCare Class A misdemeanor IRELA accidental death benefits texting and driving Illinois guardianship attorney crossover accidents Barrington Traffic Lawyer Do Not Resuscitate denied insurance claim car accident car crashes product liability commercial real estate in terrorem provision Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer real estate contract Illinois jet ski accident lawyer insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys living trust Palatine civil litigation lawyer traffic laws Chicago corporate attorney Barrington employment law attorney Barrington injury attorney ken apicella material misrepresentation Chicago employment lawyer overtime violations insurance claim dispute attorney LLCs South Barrington real estate attorney Inverness probate lawyer premises liability Whistleblower Claims real estate leasing car crash injuries Des Plaines personal injury attorney Illinois wills and trusts vacation home Exclusions Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer top life insurance claim denials Arlington Heights car crash attorneys Long Grove estate planning attorney home inspection lawyer field sobriety test Arlington Heights real estate lawyer Inverness civil lawyer preventable medical errors Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney Schaumburg Attorney insurance attorney insurance agent negligence wills and trusts Illinois job attorney real estate attorney drug crimes lawyer