Yesterday, we published an article about a child who drowned in a backyard pool. It is very sad but warmer weather and backyard pool accidents go hand in hand. What should be a refreshing and cooling experience, turns suddenly to tragedy. Did you know that 75% of all submersion victims are children between the ages of 1 and 3? If you own a pool, it is important to protect your own children as well as those in the neighborhood. Remember that your pool is awfully inviting on a hot, muggy day. Anyone owning a pool should look into installing a fence around the pool. Check with your local officials to see what the laws are in your community regarding pool fencing. If you have an above ground pool, remove the ladders when the pool is not in use. Keep the pool covered when not in use. Keep the area around the pool clean and free of toys and debris. It is quite easy to slip and fall when the area around the pool becomes wet. Remember that your pool is your responsibility. No one wants to have a tragic accident occur in their backyard. Take the proper steps now to insure a safe summer. For further information, check out www.poolsafety.gov. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a pool owner, please feel free to contact me. I have practiced personal injury law for over 30 years. During that time, I have worked with some of the best lawyers in this country. I will help you find the right lawyer for your case. I invite you to complete an online consultation form or call me at 1-800-603-6833. It is quick and easy and the consultation is free.
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