For many, Memorial Day marks the first weekend to officially open up the pool. Before you make your first cannonball, it is the responsible thing to do to go over some pool safety tips. Memorial Day marks a heightened risk for drownings and other swimming pool accidents until Labor Day. With the long weekend ahead of us, consider the following important pool safety precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe all season long.
Pool Safety Precautions
Consider the following pool safety tips this summer to have a fun Memorial Day while remaining safe and smart:
- Do not swim while intoxicated
- Ensure the pool has drain covers
- Do not allow electronic devices near the pool
- When the pool is not in use, stow away portable latter to avoid children from having access to the pool
- Ensure that all guests can swim property if the pool is too deep for guests to stand comfortably in the water
- Be sure that everyone swimming understands where the shallow parts of the pool start and stop
- Be sure that there is proper covers, alarms, barrier, and fencing surrounding the pool
- Have someone on the property who can perform CPR if necessary
- Never leave a child unattended in or around the water
Am I eligible for compensation following a pool accident?
If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, the first step you should take is to call the police. They will be able to send an ambulance to the scene if your injuries require medical attention. They will also conduct a police report regarding the incident. If you can, in the meantime, take photos of the hazard that caused your accident.
Once you have been treated medically, you should collect all medical documentation that relates to your treatment. This should include the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
Finally, you should retain the services of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who can gather evidence relating to your accident that will satisfy the burden of proof. In a premises liability case, your attorney will prove that negligence was the cause of your injuries. This will be proven by providing evidence that your accident was a direct result of the pool owner’s failure to ensure the lawful standard of care and safety.
Reach out to our firm today to begin this process. Contact our experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss what we can do for you. You do not need to go through this process alone. We are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve to heal.
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