Swimming pools can be dangerous places. Most people associate the primary dangers of pools with slips and falls or accidental near-drownings. In reality, diving accidents can cause the most traumatic injuries someone can suffer in a pool.
The worst part is that you don’t even have to take a dive off a diving board to end up injured in this kind of accident. All you have to do is be in the wrong spot in the water when someone else dives in without looking. The next thing you know, you — and maybe the diver, as well — are suffering from a catastrophic spinal cord injury.
Spinal cord injuries due to diving accidents may be far more common than you realize. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, diving accidents are the fifth leading cause for paralysis.
A diving accident and the resulting paralysis can leave you entirely dependent on others for the most basic tasks — including eating, drinking, getting in and out of bed, going to the bathroom, brushing your teeth and hair and transportation. The associated costs of your care after a severe spinal cord injury can be tremendous — and far more than your family can bear on its own.
That’s why it is so important to seek an experienced attorney who understands what you and your family members are going through. Our office handles catastrophic injury cases, and we may be able to help you recover the compensation you need for your future care and your family’s financial stability. Please continue exploring our site or call us directly.