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Jacksonville Diving Board Injury Lawyer

Diving is an impressive and enjoyable sport, but it also has certain risks that have only recently been studied in depth. Research has shown that about 6,500 children receive diving-related injuries requiring emergency treatment every year. The most common victims are boys between the ages of 10 and 14.

At the offices of Jacksonville diving board injury lawyer Don Guthrie, we believe that many of these injuries can be avoided by sending a message to negligent property owners and manufacturers. They need to know they will be held responsible for injuries they cause. To learn more, contact our offices at 904-296-1088.

Common Diving Board Injuries

The most common causes of diving board injuries include hitting the board while attempting a flip, and diving into shallow water. Defective boards that suddenly break, while rare, can also pose a substantial risk to the people using them. Accidents like these can cause serious injuries, including:

  • Lacerations and fractures in the face, hands, and neck
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injury

Fatal diving accidents are rare, but they do occur. A non-fatal accident can still change a victim’s and his or her family’s lives forever. Victims of severe Jacksonville diving board injuries can develop life-long conditions such as paralysis and cognitive impairment.

Determining Responsibility

Depending on the circumstances, there are several different parties who may share the blame for a diving board injury. Sometimes it was an unpredictable injury that cannot be blamed on anyone. At other times, however, certain parties can be held liable for:

  • Failing to provide a safe swimming area
  • Poorly supervising children around a diving board
  • Producing faulty diving boards or safety equipment

Contact Us

To discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable Jacksonville diving board injury lawyer, contact Don Guthrie, PA, at 904-296-1088.

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