A 4-year-old girl was hospitalized following a New Jersey swimming pool accident that occurred at a municipal swimming pool. According to a news report in The Independent Press, the drowning accident occurred at the Summit Family Aquatic Center in Summit. A lifeguard pulled the motionless child out of the water and began administering CPR. The girl responded to the actions of the lifeguard and a registered nurse who happened to be at the facility. The extent of the child’s injuries is not known, but she was transported to a nearby hospital. It is unclear how long the girl was in the water or who was supervising her.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 3,443 unintentional drowning fatalities in the year 2007. That number means that about 10 people died everyday from drowning. More than one-fifth of all drowning victims are under the age of 15.
Companies, property owners, and club owners who operate swimming pools have a legal obligation to make sure their pools are safe for use. Proper supervision must be provided at all times. Whenever someone is injured in a swimming pool accident, it must be determined if negligence played a part in the incident.
The skilled New Jersey child swimming pool accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have years of experience successfully handling swimming pool accidents. If your child has been hurt in a swimming pool accident it may be in your best interest to call our offices to determine your legal rights and options. We provide free consultations at 609-240-0040 to personal injury victims in New Jersey and their families.