Cincinnati Diving Board Injury Lawyers
In 1993, Shawn Meneely dived off of a neighbor’s diving board into the pool, and suffered severe head and spine injuries that led to paralysis. The resulting lawsuit set off a firestorm of controversy and questions about the safety of diving boards. Although that was 15 years ago, the question still lingers, “Are diving boards safe?” Although diving boards are reasonably safe when used and installed properly, many pool builders and diving board manufacturers do not follow all the necessary steps to ensure safety.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a diving board accident, contact a Cincinnati swimming pool injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733. We will evaluate your case and determine who was at fault, be it the diving board manufacturer, the swimming pool builder, or someone else.
Types of Diving Board Injuries
Most diving board injuries occur to the head when a diver either strikes the bottom of the pool or slides into the water at an awkward angle. Some of these injuries may include:
- Broken Bones
Although diving board sales have dropped in recent years, many homes built in the 1980s and 1990s have swimming pools with diving boards. Despite being an enjoyable addition to a pool, an improperly installed or inappropriately located diving board can present a distinct hazard to children and adults, potentially causing drowning and head, brain or spinal cord injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a diving board accident, contact a Cincinnati diving board injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733. We can help you receive any compensation you may deserve and make sure that the party responsible for your injury is held accountable.