Swimming Pool Accidents
We have seen cases where a homeowner or an apartment complex has left their swimming pool gate open and unattended. This type of danger is especially perilous to young children. According to the CDC:
Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates.
Among children ages 1 to 4, most drownings occur in home swimming pools.
Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children 1-4 than any other cause except birth defects.
Just following a few simple Safety Rules can help save a life. According to the CDC you need to have a four-sided pool fence that completely separates the pool area from the house and yard. The fence should be at least 4 feet high. Use self-closing and self-latching gates that open outward with latches that are out of reach of children. Also, consider additional barriers such as automatic door locks and alarms to prevent access or alert you if someone enters the pool area. Also, clear the pool and deck of toys. Remove floats, balls and other toys from the pool and surrounding area immediately after use so children are not tempted to enter the pool area unsupervised.
The bottom line is - if you or someone you know has been hurt because of a property owner’s negligence, call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION. 405-525-1900.