Slipping and falling around and or into a pool, lake, or other body of water can have serious
consequences. Falls onto hard surfaces can easily result in fractured
bones, including severe head trauma. Additionally spinal cord injuries
can result if the back vertebrae are damaged.
In fact, sudden, violent, and unexpected contact with hard surfaces is
the biggest cause of spinal cord and neck injuries. 24% of all spinal
cord injuries are the result of slip and fall accidents. I am sure that
you are aware of how spinal cord injuries can cause temporary paralysis
from the waist down or from the neck down. The paralysis can also be irreversible
and permanent. Even if not permanently impaired, severe pain and back
problems can persist indefinitely.
Experienced Poughkeepsie swimming pool accident attorneys also know that severe and permanent brain damage can result from a near
drowning; lack of oxygen flow to the brain when a person has been submerged
for too long is devastating to brain tissue.
Traumatic brain injuries occur when external forces damage brain tissue
and functioning. The brain can either be bruised, bleed, become torn,
swollen, and brain cells can die from lack of oxygen. The injury can range
from mild to severe. There could be cognitive dysfunction, loss in concentration,
and memory loss. Mood disorders can arise as well and victims might suffer
from depression or anxiety. Physical manifestations of traumatic brain
injuries can be headaches, paralysis, loss of speech, taste, hearing,
and or vision.
One and a half million people yearly are affected by traumatic brain injuries.
Such injuries change victim’s lives forever. Their very personalities
might be changed depending on the portion of the brain that is damaged.
One might have to learn how to walk again, and even how to communicate
verbally. Victims may also have to stop working, or learn new job skills
because they are no longer able to do their previously held job.
Paying for medical care and rehabilitation after suffering from a spinal
cord injury can cost more than a half million dollars. Ongoing care after
initial treatment can also easily run into six figures. Medical care for
traumatic brain injuries is just as costly. Rehabilitation, both physical and educational, will
exceed the ability for most people to pay for their care. This is compounded
by the fact that many people will not be able to work during, losing months
if not a year’s worth of income.
Are you interested in learning more about swimming pool accidents and liability?
Read more in our
latest article available by clicking on the link here. Also, consider reading about the shocking statistics of swimming pool
accidents throughout the United States and New York
in our post available by clicking here. Learn how negligent supervision by lifeguards and other safety individuals
could result in liability for a drowning
in this post by our experienced attorneys by clicking here. In addition, learn about slip and falls at swimming pools due to clutter
or unsafe conditionsby clicking on our link available here.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
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