What causes a diving injury?
Nearly 1,000 spinal cord injuries occur each year due to shallow-water diving. Close to one-third of these accidents occur at home in either above- or below-ground pools. Most diving injuries occur as the head impacts the bottom or side of the pool or strikes a concealed, underwater object, causing the spine to dislocate or fracture. The vulnerable spinal cord, which is protected by the spine, can become bruised, swollen, or torn as a result of this trauma. Swimming pool injuries may occur as a result of improperly designed or constructed pools, a failure to maintain the swimming pool and swimming area, and/or a lack of adequate barrier fencing. Alcohol consumption is involved in about 50% of diving related spinal cord injuries.
How can the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg help in the case of a diving accident?
Injuries to the head and spinal cord suffered as a result of a diving accident can be devastating, and the financial impact of medical expenses and lost wages may be overwhelming. It may be useful to speak to an experienced attorney who has helped individuals and their families in similar situations.
The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg has represented victims of diving accidents, obtaining compensation of $3.5 million.
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If you or a family member has suffered an injury as a result of a diving accident, and you have a question about your legal rights, you can request a free case evaluation from our firm by clicking on Free Case Evaluation. You may also contact us toll free at 1-877-934-6274. The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg has been successfully litigating personal injury cases for over twenty years and has recovered in excess of $700 million on behalf of the firm’s clients.