Robert B. Baker, Esq., Baker, Zimmerman & Perez
Adult Supervision Key to Pool Safety
Parkland, FL – The personal injury law firm of Baker, Zimmerman & Perez remind parents that adult supervision is key to pool safety and keeping children safe.
With school out, summer in full swing and with most of the country blanketed in blistering heat, many will take refuge in pools, lakes, rivers and the ocean to cool off. Unfortunately, in many areas, a lifeguard shortage many leave many pools and beaches unprotected and unsupervised this Fourth of July.
According to analysis of media reports by USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming, in 2011, there were 25 drowning incidents involving children younger than 15 reported over the week of the July 4 holiday (June 30 through July 6). In 2010, 24 drowning incidents were reported during that same week. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that annually there are about 390 pool or spa-related drownings for children younger than 15. Another 5,200 children of that age go to hospital emergency rooms for near-drowning injuries. An unknown number of children are seriously brain-damaged.
Drownings often happen quickly and silently – without warning. Law enforcement and pool administrators say parental supervision is key to keeping children safe. Here are some additional swimming pool safety tips for parents:
Public Pool Safety Tips:
Private & Residential Pool Safety Tips:
Baker, Zimmerman & Perez, a Boca Raton / Parkland civil litigation firm, focuses on Personal Injury, Personal Water Craft Accidents, Boating and Cruise Ship Accidents, and Swimming Pool Accidents. The firm is headquartered at 6991 North State Road 7, Second Floor and may be reached at (954) 509-1900. Additional information about Robert Baker and Baker Zimmerman & Perez, P.A. may be obtained from the firm’s website at www.defendingtheinjured.com or follow us on Facebook.