There Have Been 75 Drownings and Near-Drownings within 4 Months: Be Careful Around Pools and Spas
As the warmer weather approaches we start to think about swimming or being at the beach. Sadly though, something as refreshing as cool water on a hot summer day can also become deadly. So far, in just the first few months of 2011, there have been 37 drownings and 38 near-drownings in just the United States alone and the numbers are climbing each day.
In hopes to decrease the amount of swimming pool drownings, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released its 2011 campaign highlighting certain safety steps that should be taken around pools and spas. The Pool Safely: Simple Steps Saves Lives campaign stresses the importance of having safety features in and around pools, spas and hot tubs. Pool owners should have fencing around their pools in addition to self-closing or self-latching gates, pools alarms, secure pool covers and proper safety drain covers.
So many drownings and near-drowning accidents can be avoided if the proper safety mechanisms are in place. Unfortunately, many home owners, resorts, hotels, swim clubs and public pool owners do not take the necessary safety precautions to prevent drownings or a wrongful death. For over 60 years, the experienced Philadelphia swimming pool accident lawyers have been successfully representing individuals who have been catastrophically injured in or around a swimming pool, hot tub or spa. Our highly specialized swimming pool accident team consists of many pool owners and a swim club Board of Directors President. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a swimming pool or spa accident, please contact us at (215) 866-2424 for a free, no obligation consultation.