Swimming pools are often the crown jewel of summertime, presenting an opportunity
for people to cool down while having fun. However, safety should not be
neglected. The last thing you want is your fun summer day at the pool
to end in a tragic accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five people who die from drowning
accidents are children under the age of 14. For every child who suffers
a fatal drowning accident, there are another five who are rushed to emergency
rooms for non-fatal injuries. Keep your children safe this summer and
keep the following tips in mind:
1.Do not leave children unattended in or around the pool area. An adult must
be present to provide appropriate supervision in the event of an emergency,
even if there are lifeguards on duty.
2.It is crucial for an adult who is supervising young children to know CPR.
It can mean the difference between life and death.
3.Make sure that all surrounding gates for the pool can self-close and self-latch
and are at a height that is impossible for children to reach.
4.Keep rescue equipment nearby. No one expects accidents to occur, but you
need to be ready for them.
5.Always have your cell phone nearby in case of an emergency.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Wichita, KS
If you or a loved one was injured in a swimming pool accident caused by
the negligent actions of another party, you might be able to recover compensation.
At Hutton & Hutton, our skilled Wichita personal injury attorneys
are here to provide the fierce legal representation you deserve and will
fight to hold all responsible parties accountable.
Call our office today at
(316) 313-4730 to schedule a free consultation.