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Summertime Pool Safety

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, the pool becomes a popular place to hang out. An enjoyable time at the pool is always something to look forward to, but there are numerous hazards to watch out for while on the pool deck and while swimming.

Throughout a day at the pool, water is splashed up onto the pool deck, creating a hazard for deck-side pedestrians. The danger is even greater for children, who are often running on the deck, so it is important to warn them to slow down.

A much more serious pool-related injury is drowning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 3,500 people die from drowning every year in the United States. The World Health Organization even reports that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death around the world. Many pools are often overcrowded and understaffed, so it is important for parents to keep an eye on their children to help prevent the unthinkable from happening.

Pool-related accidents can be earth-shattering to victims and their families. Severe injuries, damages, and death can possibly occur and may result in extreme medical expenses or even lost wages. Luckily, Illinois has laws put in place to protect the victims of premises liability accidents, including swimming pool injuries or drownings, which can allow victims to seek compensation for a physical, mental, or financial hardship that was brought upon them from the accident. If you are aware of an incident that has occurred at or in a swimming pool, it is important to contact an experienced attorney to better understand your legal options.

Our firm has experience with premises liability cases, and we want to help the victims of pool-related injuries and deaths. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a third-party’s negligence, contact the attorneys at Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC today for a free consultation. (312) 620-1261

Sources:

http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drowning

https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/water-safety/index.html
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