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Swimming Pool Accident Statistics

Posted on: June 22, 2015 by in Personal Injury
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According to statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is a leading cause of fatality in the United States for all age groups. Among children between the ages of one and four, it is the number one cause of unintentional fatality.

In fact, children have some of the highest drowning rates in the country. According to statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, males are also at a much higher risk of drowning compared to females. For help filing a claim after a swimming pool accident, talk to a Riverside premises liability lawyer.

Interestingly enough, some racial and ethnic groups are much more likely to be involved in a drowning accident, compared to others. High risk groups, include African-Americans, and American Indians. In fact, African-Americans have a rate of fatal downing accidents that is approximately 6 times higher compared to whites or Hispanics. California had a drowning rate of approximately .3 fatalities for every 100,000 persons between 1999 and 2007.

This summer, make sure that your children are safe when they are around a pool. Never allow children to be in the pool unsupervised. Most drowning accidents occur when parents or caregivers take their eyes away from the child, for just a few minutes. Make sure that your hotel or resort has lifeguards by the pool.

If you were injured in a swimming pool accident, speak to a Riverside premises liability lawyer about filing a claim for compensation.