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  • Who is Responsible if I was Injured at a Hotel Pool?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Aug-2017

    Hotel pools can be a luxurious getaway for guests, but even the most stunning hotel pools have some inherent risk. Spas or hot tubs can also pose a risk to pool-goers as well. Even if you are a careful swimmer, you may still be injured. Negligent hotels and staff can cause dangerous conditions for guests, and if you are injured, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Learn more about ...
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  • Swimming Accidents and How to Avoid Them

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-Apr-2017

    Warmer weather has many people heading for the nearest pool for some relief from the heat. But pools can be dangerous. Injuries can easily occur in or around the water, and accidents can be deadly. Protect your loved ones this summer and learn about common pool-related accidents and how they can be avoided. Common Swimming Pool Accidents A number of accidents can occur around pools. The injuries ...
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  • How to Prevent Spinal Cord Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Dec-2015

    One of the worst injuries that a person can sustain is a spinal cord injury. Depending on the location and severity of these injuries, spinal cord damage can cause varying levels of paralysis and loss of bodily function. While the unexpected can always happen, there are several precautions you can take to reduce your risk of suffering a spinal cord injury. Drive Defensively Car accidents are one ...
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  • Cupertino Boy Drowns in Backyard Spa

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-May-2014

    The Bay Area got a tragic reminder of the dangers of swimming pools and hot tubs when a 1-year-old boy drowned in a backyard spa. According to a Mercury News report, the fatal drowning occurred on the 10000 block of Anson Avenue in Cupertino. Officials say the boy was being watched by someone at the home, but was able to get outside and into the spa. Emergency responders performed CPR but were ...
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  • Layers of Protection that Can Help Prevent a Swimming Pool Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 7-Apr-2014

    Drowning accidents can happen at anytime to anyone, but they are often preventable. It is the responsibility of all pool owners to install and maintain safety features that keep visitors safe. There are a number of types of protection that are required by law and many other preventive measures that are recommended but not legally mandated. All these layers of protection should be considered if you ...
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  • Preventing Drowning and Near-Drowning Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Jun-2013

    Drowning and near-drowning is an all-too-common cause of death and injury each summer, whether swimmers are in a pool, lake, river, or other body of water. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the majority of drowning deaths and injuries each year are suffered by children, particularly those under age 16. You can take several steps to help protect the safety of those ...
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  • Avoiding the Most Common Types of Child Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 20-Dec-2012

    There are many ways in which a child can suffer an injury due to an accident or other unintentional or careless event. Injuries are the leading cause of death for children, claiming approximately 9,000 lives per year. Thousands more children need emergency care for injuries or suffer permanent disabilities after an injury. Some of the most common types of child injuries include: Suffocation. ...
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  • Do You Know the Signs of Drowning in San Mateo Swimming Pool Accidents?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 20-Jun-2012

    With many movies depicting the thrashing and violent nature of drowning, many may think they would be able to spot a drowning victim in case of an emergency. But the truth is, drowning looks nothing like it does in most movies, which is something that most people do not realize until it is too late. Contrary to popular belief, drowning is not the violent and splash-filled disaster that one often ...
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  • Gear Up for Summer in Northern California with These Pool Safety Tips

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-May-2012

    At Van Der Walde & Associates, we understand the exciting opportunities that come along with summertime in Northern California, and an end to the cold weather means that families can once again experience the joy of using a swimming pool. Swimming is a great way to have fun, exercise, enjoy time with friends, and get some sun all at once, but those who are overjoyed to once again go swimming ...
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  • Press Event Held By Cpsc To Release New Entrapment And Drowning Statistics Accompanied By Extensive Pool And Spa Drain Cover Recall

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-May-2011

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) started off the summer and swimming season with a press event announcing its 2nd annual pool safety campaign “Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives,” a national public education campaign as well as the recall of approximately one million pool and in-ground spa drain covers. The CPSC, along with a U.S. Olympic swimmer, urged both parents ...
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