With Memorial Day around the corner, many public and private pools in the area are getting ready to open the for the 2017 season. While going to the pool is an excellent way for kids to spend time with friends, get some exercise, and pass the long summer days without school, it also puts them at risk of serious injury. For this reason, it is a good idea for parents to review pool safety guidelines before sending their kids to the pool this summer.
Resources Can Be Found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Website
In an effort to reduce child drownings and entrapments in swimming pools and spas, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) engages in a yearly public education campaign known as “.” The campaign website has various educational resources for parents and organizations that discuss pool safety guidelines designed to keep children safe. Some of the specific tips the agency recommends to parents include the following:
- Never leave children unattended around or in the water
- Teach children how to swim
- Teach children to avoid spending time around pool drains
- Make sure that any pool you visit (public or private) has drain covers that are compliant with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
- Install barriers around your pool or spa
- Learn how to practice CPR on both children and adults
- Sign up for the Pool Safely
Unfortunately, pool accidents can happen even when you and your child do everything you can to avoid them. Generally, if a pool accident occurs in the absence of a safety mistake on the part of the person who was hurt, victims can recover compensation for their losses. For this reason, anyone hurt in pool accident should have his or her case reviewed by an attorney as soon as possible.
Call a Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case
Pool injuries affect thousands of innocent victims each year and have the potential to result in injuries that can leave people with lifelong medical issues. To schedule a free case evaluation with a Baltimore personal injury lawyer, call the Law Offices of Randolph Rice today at 410-288-2900 or send us an email through our .