by Richard Stucky Sept 7, 2023

Children are the most at risk for injury or death

Swimming pool accidents in Texas take the lives of children every year. In fact, throughout the United States, more children between the ages of one and four die due to drowning than from any other cause of death. In addition, most of them die due to swimming pool accidents.

Drowning Statistics for Swimming Pools

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) categorizes drowning as fatal or nonfatal. Nonfatal drowning can result in serious injuries, such as brain damage, spinal cord injury and other permanent disabilities. By comparison, fatal drownings cause death. The CDC reports that in the US.:

  • Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children between the ages of 5-14.
  • 11 drowning deaths occur per day, which is 4,000 accidental drownings a year
  • An average of 22 nonfatal drownings happen a day, which is 8,000 accidental nonfatal drownings a year.

Legal actions to take for swimming pool accidents in Texas

A personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether someone else was legally at fault for the swimming pool accident. If a party was negligent, grounds may exist to pursue a lawsuit to recover compensation for damages. Examples of defendants in swimming pool accident cases include the following:

  • Owners of a swimming pool
  • Property manager
  • Staff or employees at public swimming pools
  • Manufacturers or designers of defective swimming pools

What types of compensation can you recover for swimming pool accidents?

In non-fatal accidents you could recover compensation for damages, such as:

  • Present and future medical costs
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Psychological or emotional trauma
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity

For fatal accidents, damages could result from a wrongful death lawsuit and include:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Financial support
  • Loss of companionship
  • Medical expenses


Get legal help with swimming pool accidents in Texas

A Stucky Injury Law can evaluate your accident and explain your rights to recover compensation. If you or a loved one was in a serious accident, arrange a free consultation today to evaluate your potential case.