Our Chicago personal injury lawyers were so sad to read about the three year-old Illinois boy who is now hospitalized after being pulled from a swimming pool late last week. The Illinois pool accident happened near Collinsville, Illinois in the 1200 block of South Clinton Road in St. Clair County, Illinois. Illinois fire personnel indicated that the drowning victim was unconscious and unresponsive. No further information was available about the boy’s health and condition at the time.
Unfortunately, each summer children in Illinois suffer swimming pool accidents. Swimming pools, though a refreshing and welcome diversion during Illinois summers, can present a dangerous product if not operated, secured, or maintained properties. Children – or adults – injured in pools can sustain brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even wrongful death as a result of drowning. Common causes of Illinois swimming pool accidents include murky pool water, improper pool maintenance, improper gates and fences, defective gates and fences, overcrowded swimming facilities, distracted in undertrained lifeguards, defective swimming pool drains, inadequately marked shallow or deep ends, and slick pool decks.
Injured individuals may be able to seek compensation for their personal injuries or losses while holding wrongdoers accountable. A premises liability lawsuit can be filed if the swimming pool operator did not follow regulations for securing or maintaining the condition of a pool or its surroundings. If a defective swimming pool drain entraps a swimmer or causes disembowelment, the victim or family of a victim can file a products liability lawsuit. A number of circumstances that may lead to serious injury or even a wrongful death in a swimming pool accident, which is why it is so important to discuss a potential case of swimming pool accidents with a Chicago personal injury lawyer.
For more information about the Illinois drowning victim, visit KMOV.com.