Now that summer is here, it is time to remind everyone of an important topic: swimming pool safety. Although swimming pools are fun and a great way to cool off in the summer, swimming pools can also can be very dangerous. Especially when swimming pools are used by young children or inexperienced swimmers. Drowning and near dorwning accidents are heart-wrenching experiences that can change a fun summer day into a nightmare.
The best way to prevent drowning accidents is to make sure that there is appropriate supervision. In Pennsyvlania public swimming pools a lifeguard is required. In addition, hotels and private swimming pools often provide a lifeguard as it is the surest way to prevent drowning accidents, even if not required by the law. If no lifeguard is on duty, an adult who is a strong swimmer should always supervise children and inexperienced swimmers. In addition, rules such as “swim with a buddy” are helpful for making sure that a drowning doesn’t go unwitnesses.
Drowning and near drowning accidents are often avoidable if everyone using the pool knows and follows swimming pool safety rules. Some rules that can help make sure everyone has a fun and safe time at the pool include:
- No rough play or horseplay in or around the pool
- Inexperienced swimmers must always be supervised
- No drugs or alcohol at the pool
- Swim with a buddy
- All children must be accompanied AND SUPERVISED by an adult at all times
- No running in the pool area
- No diving in the shallow end
In addition to following pool safety rules, pool safety equipment such as a lifesaver, first aid kit, scissors (to cut hair that gets stuck in a drain) and a phone should always be readily available. By playing it safe and being properly prepared, everyone can enjoy their pool experience.
Unfortunately, swimming pool drowning accidents and other serious injuries can and do happen every year. In many cases, swimming pool drownings and swimming pool related injuries occur because of someone else’s negligence. In the event that your loved one drowns, or is seriously injured in a pool accident, you will need an experienced swimming pool drowning lawyer to fight for your rights and hold the responsible party accountable.
Swimming Pool Drowning Lawyer Brent Wieand
Drowning accident attorney, Brent Wieand, has the litigation skills and legal know how to win tough drowning accident cases. In a recent hotel drowning case, attorney Wieand recovered a $345,000 settlement for a father who’s child was left unsupervised by the chaperone and hotel while at the pool. In that case, liability was hotly contested as the hotel claimed the child was a trespasser who was not allowed in the pool area.
Attorney Wieand is an aggressive advocate for the seriously injured and families of those who lost loved ones. He knows the unimaginable grief families experience with a drowning or real drowning accident. Thats why he fights so hard for you to get justice. Attorney Wieand’s zealous advocacy for accident victims has not gone unoticed. For the last three consecutive years, Brent Wieand, has been honored as a Pennsyvlania Super Lawyers “Rising Star” – a distinction given to less than 3% of all Pennsylvania attorneys.
Attorney Wieand is a trial lawyer in Philadelphia who is proud to serve clients throughout Pennsyvlania and New Jersey. For a free legal consultation concerning a swimming pool drowning or near drowning accident claim, call attorney Brent Wieand directly at 1(800) 481-5206. Attorney Wieand works on a contingency fee agreement so you never pay a fee unless he collects money for you.