Heading to a swimming pool is a fun activity for the entire family. However, like most recreational activities, swimming in a pool does not come without risks of accidents and injury. One lesser-known type of accident that can cause severe injuries or even death is referred to as pool entrapment. Entrapment occurs when a person becomes trapped under the water due to suction from a pool drain.
When water rushes out of a pool drain, it may create significant suction forces. If a swimmer gets caught in this suction, he or she may become trapped against the drain at the bottom of the pool. Even if the entrapment victim is able to break free from the drain prior to drowning, they often suffer severe injuries due to the suction. Such injuries may include:
- Brain damage due to lack of oxygen,
- Broken bones due to violent contact with the bottom of the pool
- Evisceration, which is the partial or complete suction of the internal organs or bowels out of the body.
As you can imagine, victims of such entrapment accidents often require extensive medical treatment and often suffer permanent disabilities or death. If you or a family member has been injured in an entrapment accident, the dedicated lawyers at the Dolman Law Group, are here to help you recover for your losses.
How you can Recover after an Entrapment Accident
Pool owners have a responsibility to keep their pools safe for everyone to use. Owners who only have one main drain and have failed to install a secondary anti-entrapment system negligently put swimmers at great risk of entrapment accidents. These owners should be held accountable for any injuries that occur on their premises and victims can recover by filing a lawsuit against the negligent party.
Contact a Clearwater Pool Entrapment Lawyer for a free consultation
If you or your child suffered serious injuries in a swimming pool due to suction entrapment, the pool owner should be held liable for all of your injury-related losses. At the Dolman Law Group, our experienced attorneys take swimming pool accidents very seriously and work to make sure victims are fully compensated by the responsible party. We always offer free, no-obligation consultations and work on a contingency fee basis, which means we never get paid unless you win your case. Do not hesitate to fill out the contact form on our website or call our office at (727) 451-6900 to schedule your consultation.