St. George Personal Injury Attorney | Drowning & Swimming Pool Injury Accident Lawyer | Washington, Iron, Kane, Sevier & Salt Lake County, UT.

Accidental drowning accidents are the number five cause of unintentional injuries in the across the U.S. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are at least ten drowning deaths every day in this country; one in five of those deaths involves a child under fourteen years of age. Individuals who survive near drowning accidents are likely to sustain injuries, often severe injuries. After being submerged for four to six minutes, near drowning victims have an extraordinarily high risk of irreversible neurological and brain injuries.

The majority of swimming and drowning accidents involving children occur in residential swimming pools. Resorts, hotels and theme parks, as well as condo, apartment and private home owners all have a legal duty to protect against the foreseeable risks involved in the use of their swimming pools, spas and water features.

Simple measures such as adult supervision of swimmers and children in the water, installation of a four to five foot fence with a self-closing gate, use of child proof pool covers and safety drain covers can virtually eliminate all drowning accidents. Studies have demonstrated that fencing alone can reduce the risk of drowning accidents by ninety percent.

Unfortunately, many swimming pools are neither protected by fencing nor safe.  When a negligent pool owner fails to protect others against the known risks of having a swimming pool on his property, that owner will be held legally accountable for all of the injuries and damages that occur including medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death.  

Attorney David Altman has been honored as one of the Best Attorneys of America and received the NAOPIA TOP TEN (10) award.  The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top Personal Injury lawyers in the nation and less than 1% of the more than 1 million attorneys in the United States have received this prestigious award.

Our law firm handles all aspects of personal injury cases with our no recovery, no fee guarantee. Please contact the Law Offices of David Altman, a top Saint George personal injury law firm dedicated to helping swimming pool and drowning injury accident victims and winning their cases for over thirty five (35) years in Utah and California.

If you have suffered a serious personal injury in St. George, Salt Lake City or anywhere else in Utah and are seeking aggressive, competent and superior legal representation, please call us for a free no obligation, confidential consultation at (435) 688-9999.

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