Diving boards have long had a certain degree of risk associated with them. It has long been known that an individual that dives too deeply and hits his or her head on the bottom of the pool can be quite seriously injured; however, this is not the only risk associated with diving boards.
One of the lesser known risks of diving boards is that people can slip on the boards. While diving boards are treated to make them less slick, sometimes this does not work. When they are wet, diving boards can be quite slick. This can cause people to slip and fall. They can fall and make contact with the board or they can fall completely off of the board and make contact with the pool deck. It does not matter how high the board is, if an individual makes contact with concrete, bad things can happen.
Another risk of diving boards involves landing badly on the water. While it is not as much of a risk for low, backyard diving boards, the higher platforms and boards can pose a great threat. If an individual hits the water on his or her face or back as in a back breaker, the water can do exactly that. For this reason, it is important to enter the water properly. This is more true the higher the board or platform is.
The final risk associated with diving boards involves hitting a head or other body part on the board. This can involve breaking bones in the face or seriously cutting any other body part that hits the board. The same substance that makes the board less slick makes the board very gritty which gives it a great ability to scratch people.
If you have been injured in a diving board accident, contact the Lake Geneva diving board injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-275-1729 to schedule an initial consultation and to determine your legal options.