Three Pool Safety Tips and What to Do When Disaster Strikes

Summer is winding down, and fall is almost here. The days are still warm enough that you might still be using a pool, or you might be getting ready to preserve your pool for the fall and winter months. In either case, there are three common pool safety tips that you should follow and certain steps you should take if an injury occurs. Never Leave Children Unattended You should never allow a child to swim by themselves, regardless of how old they are or how well they can swim. In fact, it is a very good idea for even adults…

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Safety First for the Fourth: Some Pool and Water Guidelines

In conjunction with the Fourth of July holiday celebrations, many families head to the pool or the beach.  As with any family outing, especially those involving water, keeping common sense safety tips in mind is critical. Listed below are a few reminders for helping make your family’s Fourth of July safer: Keep an eye on the kids – Drowning is the second most common cause of injury death for children under age 14. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children age 0-4 in Maryland and third leading cause for those aged 5-14. Drowning can even occur when…

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Getting Ready for Swimming Pool Season? A Few Things to Know Before Pool Season. . . .

As we approach Memorial Day, many thoughts turn to our favorite summer activities. Playing in the pool and lounging by the pool are extremely popular among children and adults. However, when improper attention is paid to the people in the pool or to the pool itself, serious accidents or tragedy can occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2005-2014, an average of 3,536 deaths by drowning each year occurred. Often those injured are young children who are still learning how to swim. A pool which has poorly trained staff, dangerous equipment, or not well-maintained conditions…

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Are Swimming Pools Dangerous?

Swimming pools can be hazardous, especially to children who may not know their own limitations or how to avoid dangers like pool drains. However, a pool can be doubly dangerous because it is also likely to catch a child’s attention, making it an attractive nuisance. In this video, attorney Paul Cornoni answers the question: are swimming pools dangerous? He explains possible safety risks and what a pool owner must legally do to prevent fatal swimming pool accidents. Attractive nuisance is something just what you would maybe think it sounds like. Is that if it’s attractive for a kid, but they…

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What Should I Do After a Swimming Pool Drowning Accident?

A swimming pool drowning accident can happen in a split second. In this video, attorney Paul Cornoni discusses some of the devastating drowning accident cases he’s handled in the past. Although parents do not usually think to speak to a lawyer after such a tragedy, they should to get answers as to why the incident occurred, and what can be done to prevent it from happening to another child in the future. I’ve worked on a number of drowning cases since I’ve been here. Sadly, I think I’ve worked on a drowning case almost every summer. They just come out,…

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