Summertime brings people outdoors, and especially to the backyard pool. Swimming pools are certainly fun, and an escape from the heat; however, they carry some responsibility and liability for their owners. Children and even adults near and inside pools can be injured instantly by slip and fall accidents, electrocution in bad weather, diving injuries, and drowning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 3,600 people die every year in drowning accidents, often in homeowners’ swimming pools. Drowning is a leading cause of death for young children in the U.S.
Following some basic safety guidelines can prevent pool-related accidents. First and foremost, children should be supervised in and around the pool. Regularly inspecting the pool and its environment, and maintaining this area is another way to stay safe; slides, ladders, pool toys and equipment, diving boards, patio furniture—all of these should be accounted for. Finally, keep your pool safe with emergency equipment: a first aid kid, life preserver, poles with life hooks, etc. A fence around the pool is another safety feature, so children can’t get to it unsupervised.
If you or someone you care for has suffered an injury as a result of negligence, you have options. Contact Mike Agruss Law, at 312-224-4695 for a free consultation. We are a Chicago personal injury law firm representing individuals and families who have suffered an injury or loss due to an accident. Mike Agruss Law, will handle your personal injury case quickly, will advise you every step of the way, and will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law, does not get paid attorney’s fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. Therefore, you have nothing to risk when you hire us–just the opportunity to seek justice.