Diving Board Injuries
Pools across the country have been equipped with diving boards, diving rocks, and a variety of other similar platforms to enable pool-goers to enjoy the sensation of entering the water and making a huge splash. These platforms are not dangerous in and of themselves. They are only dangerous when used improperly or when used with a pool that is not sufficiently deep.
Diving board injuries make up the smallest percentage of head and neck injuries associated with pools. However, they do still exist. They are not a large percentage of pool injuries but, when they occur, can ruin and change lives permanently.
One of the biggest causes of injuries related to diving boards is improper use. People who use diving boards need to know how not to dive into a pool from a diving board before using the board. In many injury cases, the victim was injured as a result of diving too deeply into the pool from the diving board.
While this type of injury is awful, many of these injuries can be prevented. The first way to prevent the injury is through diving shallowly. The better way of preventing these injuries is by changing the requirements for pool depths. The Red Cross and the National Pool Builders Association have vastly different requirements concerning the necessary depth for pools with diving boards. In addition to differences in depth, the standards also differ in the amount of distance necessary between the end of the diving board, rock, or platform and the upslope portion of the bottom of the pool.
If you have been injured due to an improperly constructed swimming pool equipped with a diving board, contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney from Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733.