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Diving Injuries

People of all ages enjoy spending time in pools during the summer and whenever it is warm enough. Pools not only provide an excellent source of low-impact exercise but also a way to cool off and enjoy oneself at the same time. The games played in pools frequently involve diving off of the sides of the pool. While this is ok in very deep water, it can result in catastrophic injuries in shallow water.

According to research conducted by the Spinal Cord Injury Information Network, there are between 100 and 150 diving injuries each year. Of those injuries, roughly half occur in water that is less than 4 feet in depth. Ninety percent occur in water that is 8 feet deep or less. The shocking part is that only five to ten cases each year actually involve a diving board. This does not mean that diving boards have become safer, just harder to find.

When an individual is injured on a dive, there are a number of injuries one would expect to see. The most feared and talked about potential injury is to the neck and spinal column. These injuries can result in paralysis and death when they occur. If the injury occurs in a backyard pool, there might not be a properly trained individual on-hand to provide immediate care to prevent further injury. It is also possible to severely injure one’s head on a dive. On the more minor end of the spectrum, broken facial bones and lost teeth are a result of diving into water that is far too shallow.

Contact Cincinnati Diving Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in a diving accident due to improperly marked water depth or an improperly constructed pool, contact the Cincinnati personal injury attorneys of Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733.

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6071 Montgomery Road
CincinnatiOH 45213
(513) 321-7733
Stepleton Dugan, LLC
6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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