As much fun as it can be, swimming and other swimming related accidents are the second leading cause of death of children under 14 years of age. From drowning to accidents involving poolside apparatuses such as diving boards or maintenance equipment, the pool can be a dangerous place. Swimming pools are so dangerous in fact, that 300 children under age 5 die and 2,000 more children under age 5 visit hospital emergency rooms for submersion injuries every year.
Swimming Pool accidents
Swimming pool owners, like all property owners, are responsible for accidents that occur on their premises. If a hot tub is left uncovered at a residence or hotel, it presents a danger to toddlers or any other children who might reasonably be expected in the area. Property owners are responsible for providing reasonable and effective barriers to property features that can be considered and attractive nuisance.
- Never leave a child unsupervised near a pool.
- Avoid swimming alone.
- Teach children to swim as early as possible.
- Use approved barriers to limit access to swimming pools.
- Learn CPR and other lifesaving techniques.
- If a child is missing, check the pool first – seconds count in preventing death or disability.
- Keep rescue equipment by the pool.
- Remove toys from the pool area when it is not in use. Toys can attract young children to the pool.
At Florin Roebig we understand the hardships you and your family may be going through after you or a loved one are involved in a serious swimming pool accident. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a swimming pool accident, you may be able to file a premises liability claim or lawsuit for damages against the pool owner.
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