Swimming Pools Pose a New Danger for Pennsylvania Residents

July 24, 2020

pool accident lawyer pittsburghPennsylvania residents, like many across the country, have been looking for alternative ways to have fun during this unprecedented time. One common summer activity that has increased in popularity over the past several months is swimming. The NPD Group, a market research company, reported that pool sales have increased by more than 160 percent this year. The reason why is simple. As more and more families postpone their annual vacations due to the Coronavirus, people are looking for ways that they can relax and spend time together at home in a cost-effective and safe way. However, experts are warning against the dangers associated with swimming pools as sales have skyrocketed. Find out why below.

Child Drowning Incidents Are Increasing

Back in May, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said that, in light of the pandemic, many parents and/or caregivers may be distracted as a direct result of trying to juggle childcare, work and other responsibilities such as remote learning. This, combined with the uptick in sales, has led the AAP to highlight how child drownings may occur and sadly, increase.

The John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg has already noticed an uptick in child drowning incidents. According to the hospital, drowning incidents are up 160% when compared to this time two years ago. Dr. Patrick Mularoni, a physician at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has a common theory. He is quoted, “with parents working from home and trying to provide that supervision of their children while working, it leads to more opportunities for children to get out of the house and to get to a pool or a body of water.”

Common Swimming Pool Injuries

Pool safety is more important than ever. According to the federal government, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintended injury-related death among children 14 years of age and younger. There are a multitude of different injuries that one could sustain in a swimming pool accident. These include:

If you or someone in your family was severely injured as a result of a swimming pool accident while spending time at a friend’s or neighbors or at a public pool, contact Goodrich & Geist, P.A. for a consultation. We’re here to help you and your family on the road to recovery.

Contact a Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Pool Accident Case in Pennsylvania

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a swimming pool accident in Pennsylvania? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. represent clients injured because of drowning accidents in Pittsburgh and the surrounding Western PA counties. Call (412) 564-4770 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 3634 California Avenue, Pittsburg, PA, 15212.

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