Swimming Pool Accident | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog - Breyer Law Offices, P.C. - Part 2
You’re an adult, and you know that doing stupid things in the pool can lead to Lake Havasu City drowning accidents, but if you’re like most adults, then you probably think that drowning accidents are just for kids. The truth is that many adults sustain serious injuries and die from swimming accidents every year. In fact, the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) reports that 50 or more adults are seen in the emergency room each year throughout the state for drowning injuries. You don’t have to be one of them. You can protect yourself from injuries sustained in an underwater accident by following these tips.
Hot weather is persisting in Arizona and that means more pool parties—that’s why it’s important to pay attention to swimming safety tips. Parents just like you will be navigating the shift from having kids in school full time to having kids in the pool full time, and there’s nothing wrong with doing a little reconnaissance to make sure you remember how to keep your children safe, how to keep your mind at ease, and what to do when things don’t go exactly as planned. And if you’re going to be out swimming a lot, here are some of the best things you can do to keep your family safe.
- Know the temperature of the water you and your children are swimming in. No matter what time of year it is, there are some bodies of water, even swimming pools, that remain relatively cool, and in the mountains, very cold. Swimming in cold water can be difficult, especially when fatigued, and this can lead to a dangerous situation.
It’s that time of the year again where swimming pools are becoming more popular, and this means that parents throughout Queen Creek and the rest of the state of Arizona must start thinking about swimming pool safety once summer rolls into town. Arizonans, especially those living in Maricopa County, love their warm weather, and their children are constantly playing and engaging, expecting to have the opportunity to jump into the pool whenever they can. Before you give into your child’s wish to swim, here are some tips for their safety that you should consider.
- Don’t let your children swim alone. Although many children may seem responsible or may want to be thought of as such, there is always a possibility of them getting hurt. By going with your kids to the swimming pool, you encourage them not only to behave appropriately but also to stay safe from start to finish.
Every year at the end of the summer, teens become more susceptible to Eagar swimming accidents. Perhaps it is because summer is coming to a close and they want to spend as much time in the pool as possible, or perhaps the school season has started, bringing with it stress and anxiety, and they just need to blow a little extra steam. As a parent, it’s important to know that as the summer comes to a close, the chances of your teen being injured in one of the following swimming accidents can increase:
- Rough housing that leads to head injuries, drowning, and other serious injuries in or around the pool.
- Running around the pool, or running and jumping off the diving board.
- Swimming late at night and at parties, especially without adult supervision.
As experienced Tucson personal injury lawyers, we understand that not every drowning or near drowning incident is the fault of another persona. Many times, the person who drowned may have been negligent, and responsible for the tragedy. In saying this, we wish not to put the blame on the victim but rather to point out that not every tragedy should result in a lawsuit.
There are, however, those cases where the law supports the victim and the victim’s family members. There are a number of common cases in which an Arizona lawyer with experience litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases can help after such a tragedy.
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