During summer, you might see an increase in visitors to your home. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or a summertime slumber party, you can take the following steps to help keep everyone safe:
- Spray your yard and home to protect from insects, including wasps and bees, which can cause severe reactions in some people
- When kids get together, they tend to explore–store toxic chemicals in the home and garage securely and out of reach
- Put a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and poison control information on every level of your home so you can respond to emergencies immediately
- Never leave a grill, bonfire, or fire pit unattended
- Keep your fire pit or grill at least 10 feet from your home
Call us today if you or a loved one were injured on someone else’s property. GreeningLaw, P.C. can help you understand your rights and get the compensation you need if you have a premises liability case.
If you have a pool or plan on visiting a private or public pool, you should be extra vigilant regarding safety. According to the CDC, drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. And according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 390 deaths a year on average are attributed to drowning in a swimming pool.
- From 2015-2017, 73% of nonfatal swimming pool injuries involved children younger than 5
- Males younger than 15 were twice as likely to be involved in a fatal drowning than females
- Almost 6,500 children younger than 15 years old were treated for pool injuries from 2015-2017
- 74% of fatal pool accidents occurred at residential locations
- 67% of swimming pool drowning deaths involved children younger than 3 years old.
- 75% of drowning deaths of children younger than 15 occurred at a swimming pool located at a private residence (home pool, neighbor’s pool, etc).
- 17% of swimming pool-related drowning deaths among children younger than 15
With how dangerous pools can be, it is important to keep the following safety tips in mind:
- Always designate a “water watcher” for children
- Stay within arm’s length of young children in the pool
- If a child goes missing, always check the pool first
- Instruct children to keep away from drains and other openings that create suction
- Make sure your designated “water watcher” is sober and free from distractions
- Discourage children from playing “breath-holding” games
- Instruct children to always enter the pool feet-first
- Discourage running and rough-housing in the pool area
Pool owners can be held liable, whether they have a private or public pool when a visitor or swimmer is injured. If you or a loved one were injured at a private or public swimming pool, contact GreeningLaw, P.C. for a free consultation over the phone or in person.
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If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence or fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering. No matter how prepared you are, accidents still happen. If you or a loved one were injured, GreeningLaw, P.C. can help.
Contact us 24/7 to schedule a free consultation. In that consultation, we will ask about details surrounding your case, discuss possible compensation you may receive, and suggest the best course of action. And, because our attorneys work on a contingency basis and not an hourly basis, you don’t pay a dime unless we win your case.
At GreeningLawPC, we fight the legal battle so you can focus on healing, rest, and recovery!