Drowning Accidents

Drowning accidents in Colorado are quite common, as the State was blessed with numerous water sources. While the majority of drowning accidents involve children and youngsters,  adults can find themselves facing the consequences of such accidents for the long run.

Common Locations of Drowning Accidents in Colorado

 

While the State of Colorado is quite remote from the ocean, there are other water sources reachable easily:

  • Swimming pools
  • Reservoirs
  • Lakes
  • Pond Private property water sources
  • Water sports locations

All these can easily become death-traps for those who can not swim and even for those who can. In addition, since Colorado is highly visited state by tourists, drowning accidents could be part of hotels, motels, recreational centers, summer camps, spas, water parks and so on.

Reasons for Drowning Accidents

 

There could be many reasons to why drowning accidents occur, especially if they happened on a private property:

  • Lifeguard negligence
  • Poor pool construction
  • Defective pool gates
  • Improper pool maintenance
  • Improper marking of water depth
  • Faulty pool drainage
  • Murky water
  • Overcrowded swimming facilities

Swimming pools located on private properties must follow all the local premises liability laws and if a drowning accident happened on the premises, the property owners may be count responsible.

Injuries of Drowning Accidents

 

The results of any drowning accident could be deadly, and all depend on the time the victim was under water, and oxygen did not reach the brain. Some of the most common injuries are:

  • Brain injuries
  • Respiratory system impairment
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Hypothermia
  • Lung failure

The severity of injuries is varied to each case and the victim life may be changed forever after the drowning accident.

Colorado Drowning Accident Attorneys at Your Service

 

Drowning accidents in the state of Colorado can lead to unfortunate results, from brain damage to wrongful death. In most cases when the drowning happens on a private property, the property owners may be held responsible. The attorneys at Reisch Law Firm are highly experienced dealing with drowning accident claims, and will fight for your justice.

If you or a loved have undergone a drowning accident in Westminster or Denver metro – contact us today for a free case evaluation at (303) 291-0555.