At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, 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 often neglect to remember the common dangers of swimming pools. Without regarding these dangers, a person could suffer serious injuries in a great number of different accidents.
As such, remember these common swimming pool hazards and make safety a priority for you and your family this summer.
- Slip-and-Falls: Water splashing from the pool can make the surrounding area slick, and if the nearby ground is not properly slip resistant, then those walking by may suffer a Northern California slip-and-fall accident and become seriously injured.
- Head Injuries: Swimmers must be especially careful when jumping in a pool. Depth markers should be present to warn of how deep the pool is at any location. If these are not present, a person may dive in and strike his or her head against the bottom.
- Drowning: The presence of water means that a drowning hazard is always present, but there are certain measures that can be taken against these incidents. All pools should have gates surrounding them to prevent children from reaching the pool on their own and large public pools should have lifeguards on duty. Additionally, slip-and-falls and head injuries can lead to drowning, so these incidents should always be prevented as best as possible.
The San Jose personal injury lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP understand the devastating nature of such accidents and are here to help injury victims who suffer due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties. Finding proper compensation from at-fault parties and insurance companies is incredibly important in order to recover properly from injuries. For more information on how we can help, call (800) 900-0863. We wish you and your family a safe and happy summer!