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Miller & Jacobs – Swimming Pool Accidents

When we think of swimming pools we think fun in the sun and barbecues. Most people will be able to enjoy swimming pools for many years and never see any incidents. However as we have seen here at Miller and Jacobs swimming pool injuries are frequent especially with children.

Throughout our 10 years here at Miller and Jacobs we have helped and represented many clients recover settlements due to swimming pool accidents. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Every Day about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these two are children 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States.

The factors surrounding pool injuries and deaths are:

Lack of barriers; Barriers, such as pool fencing, prevent young children from gaining access to the pool area without caregivers’ awareness.

Lack of Close Supervision

Pool injuries and deaths can be prevented and so it is the pool owner’s responsibility whether it be a hotel, apartment complex or recreational complex to secure their pools to prevent harm. If you have been seriously injured or know someone who has been seriously injured or killed due to the negligence of a pool owner you could have a legal claim against the property. You would then also be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering or in this case wrongful death.

Miller & Jacobs represents swimming accident victims and their families in cases involving residential swimming pools, hotel swimming pools, public swimming pools, water parks, beach accidents and more.

Tips to help you stay safe in water according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Supervise When in or Around Water. Designate a responsible adult to watch young children while in the bath and all children swimming or playing in or around water. Supervisors of preschool children should provide “touch supervision”, be close enough to reach the child at all times. Because drowning occurs quickly and quietly, adults should not be involved in any other distracting activity (such as reading, playing cards, talking on the phone, or mowing the lawn) while supervising children, even if lifeguards are present.

Use the Buddy System. Always swim with a buddy. Select swimming sites that have lifeguards when possible.

Seizure Disorder Safety. If you or a family member has a seizure disorder, provide one-on-one supervision around water, including swimming pools. Consider taking showers rather than using a bath tub for bathing. Wear life jackets when boating.

Learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). In the time it takes for paramedics to arrive, your CPR skills could save someone’s life.

Avoid Alcohol. Avoid drinking alcohol before or during swimming, boating, or water skiing. Do not drink alcohol while supervising children.

At Miller & Jacobs, our swimming pool injury attorneys take the rights of our clients very seriously. We specialize in personal injury lawsuits and are known for our aggressive and effective representation. Contact us today for more information and a FREE case consultation.

Here at Miller and Jacobs we will give you a FREE CONSULTATION, we have offices located in Fort Lauderdale located at 1600 South Federal Hwy, Ste 1101 Pompano Beach, FL 33062, Offices In Orlando located at 5401 Kirkman Road, Ste 660 Orlando, FL 32819 and Offices in Miami located at 3155 NW 82nd Avenue, Suite 101 Miami, FL 33122

Contact us today to speak directly with one of our experienced swimming pool accident lawyers. 877-848-5297

If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming accident, or if you have any questions regarding our services, please call Miller & Jacobs today

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