With summer in full swing and the temperature rising, it’s only natural that you and your family will want to head out to the pool. Whether you own a pool right in your very own backyard, will be visiting a friend’s, or going to your local aquatic center, it is important that you take the steps to ensure everyone’s safety.
A statistic from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) found that drowning is the fifth most prominent cause of accidental deaths. Factor in the fact that risk of drowning is incredibly high at this time of year, and so our Woodbridge personal injury lawyers at Palmisano & Goodman, P.A. want to offer some tips to help keep you safe this summer season.
Safety Measures to Reduce Drowning Risk
The number one way to reduce someone’s drowning risk is to make sure that the area is safe; for example, installing gates around the deeper pool areas if there are inexperienced swimmers or younger children running around. Victims of drowning often suffer due to lack of oxygen, which can lead to significant brain damage. In nonfatal accidents, these individuals may suffer from long-term and even permanent disability.
Some suggestions for preventing drowning accidents from occurring:
- Find swimming lessons.
- Life jackets (for the lake, beach, or river, etc.).
- Making sure there are lifeguards present.
- Ensuring there is enough adult supervision
- Installing four-sided fences around the pool area.
- Considering CPR certification for adults.
At Palmisano & Goodman, P.A., we have dedicated our careers to advocating for those who have been hurt due to negligence. If a drowning accident occurred because someone was negligent, we can investigate this and take action to hold those parties accountable. We offer high-caliber legal representation, and we are known for going the extra mile o help our clients.
If you have had a loved one hurt or drowned in a swimming accident, and you believe it may be due to another’s negligence, we are ready to help you find a resolution. We have more than 40 years of experience and offer free case consultations.
Give us a call today at to request an appointment: (732) 709-4400.