Hot Tub Accidents
Aug. 26, 2019
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 5,100 individuals suffer from pool or spa submersion injuries each year. While hot tubs and spas are generally seen as inviting places to unwind and relax, these statistics reveal the dangers associated with these bodies of water. Spa or hot tub accidents can leave families and individuals devastated and facing mounting medical costs.
Types of Spa or Hot Tub Injuries
A wide variety of injuries can result from spa or hot tub use. Individuals can slip and fall in and around hot tubs, resulting in bruising and lacerations. Among young children, near-drowning incidents and fatalities are all too common, especially since smaller individuals are more easily trapped by the suction of spa drains. The CPSC recommends residential spa and hot tub owners take safety measures, including fencing in the spa, using a door or gate alarm, and having a proper anti-entrapment drain cover.
While private owners can take these precautions, hot tub users have little control over the safety of public spas, including those at resorts or apartment complexes. From faulty equipment, to inadequate fencing or supervision, a number of factors can result in injury or even death.
Compensation for Your Family
If you or a loved one have been involved in a spa or hot tub accident, it is critical to have a knowledgeable lawyer advocating for your rights. The Spencer Law Group handles each case with the utmost care and respect, while aggressively fighting for the maximum compensation possible.