Every parent should be aware that drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children between the ages of one and four years old. This sobering statistic should be a cause for alarm. Every household should focus on safety when children have access to any type of water. This is especially true for families who have a swimming pool or who visit a private or public pool with their children.
While the risks of drowning are frightening, practicing pool safety can help to keep your child safe when swimming. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) highlights the importance of safe practices with its “Pool Safely” Campaign.
Pool Safely provides educational materials for the public throughout the United States in an attempt to reduce fatal pool accidents. Through the campaign, parents and schools can have access to important safety tips and can pledge to encourage safety in and around swimming pools. Some of these safety tips include:
- Ensure all children are properly supervised around any water
- Give children swimming lessons
- Have adequate covers, barriers, locked gates, and other protections to prevent unattended children from wandering in
- Teach your children to keep their distance from pool and spa drains
- Make sure every pool or spa has drain cover that complies with federal regulations
- Obtain CPR training for both adults and children
The Levin Firm Cares About Pool Safety
Attorney Gabriel Levin and The Levin Firm are concerned about the safety of you and your child in and around swimming pools. In fact, The Levin Firm has recently partnered with the Pool Safety Campaign to help encourage families in and around the Philadelphia area to practice proper pool safety. Other partners of the campaign include the Michael Phelps Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of America.
The firm has been named as a Campaign Safety Leader, which means it is dedicated to promoting awareness of the campaign through its networks, events, and online communications. This is only one of the many ways in which The Levin Firm works to protect the best interests of families in the Philadelphia area.
Pool Injuries Can Be Devastating
Unfortunately, even with extensive training in pool safety, accidents and injuries still happen. The injuries resulting from a pool accident can be severe and even fatal, and can include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Anoxic brain injury (oxygen deprivation)
- Broken bones from falls
- Evisceration or disembowelment from drain suction
If your child is injured in a pool accident because dangerous conditions existed in the pool area, The Levin Firm is here is advise you of your legal rights and help you recover financially for your losses.
Contact Our Philadelphia Pool Injuries Attorney for More Information
If you would like more information about our partnership with the Pool Safely Campaign, pool safety tips, or how we may help if someone in your family was injured in a pool accident, please do not hesitate to call The Levin Firm. Call 215-825-5183 for a free consultation today.