As Labor Day approaches, it is important to consider pool safety tips over the long weekend to ensure you and your loved ones have a responsible and fun holiday. Pool accidents occur much more than you might think. Continue reading to learn more about the top pool safety tips to consider this Labor Day.
Pool Safety Tips to Consider
Swimming pool accidents can, unfortunately, lead to severe injuries and even death. Consider the following pool safety tips this Labor Day to have a safe and happy Labor Day:
- Be sure that everyone swimming understands where the shallow parts of the pool start and stop
- Never leave a child unattended in or around the water
- Have someone on the property who can perform CPR if necessary
- Do not swim while intoxicated
- Do not allow electronic devices near the pool
- Be sure that there is proper covers, alarms, barrier, and fencing surrounding the pool
- Ensure the pool has drain covers
- Ensure that all guests are able to swim property if the pool is too deep for guests to stand comfortably in the water
- When the pool is not in use, stow away portable latter to avoid children from having access to the pool
Am I eligible for compensation following a pool accident?
It can be easy to forget the risks that come with swimming pools when we have been in and around the water all summer long. However, Labor Day is, unfortunately, a holiday that marks a heightened risk of pool accidents, especially when alcohol is involved.
If you believe that you were injured in a swimming pool accident due to the negligence of the pool owner, you may have a valid premises liability claim.
To achieve financial compensation, you will first need to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. Your attorney will work to prove that negligence led to your damages in a premises liability claim. They will have to prove that the accident was a direct result of the pool owner’s failure to ensure the lawful standard of care and safety. To back this claim, your attorney will also work to recover evidence such as photos of the scene of your accident, medical documentation of your injuries, and witness statements of individuals who saw your accident occur.
To begin this process, give our experienced personal injury firm a call today to learn more about our services and to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team. We would be happy to walk you through the steps of the legal process ahead.
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When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they often require financial compensation to heal. That’s where we come in. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.