The age-old adage “it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt” rings especially true when it comes to backyard pools. Once summer hits, Hamilton area residents with private pools enjoy jumping in with friends and family to cool off from the hot, humid days. Pools are fun and social and can make a great addition to any backyard. But, if you have a pool and do not take proper safety and supervision precautions, you could be at risk for a drowning.
Sadly however, with summer coming, the rise of Ontario pool drownings will no doubt follow suit. A drowning, or near-drowning accident is brutally devastating for families to go through and for most, a non-recoverable circumstance. Unfortunately, the terrible reality is that most drowning accidents could probably have been prevented. Our aim is to ensure pool owners are aware of their innate responsibility to provide pool environment because, unfortunately, many deaths and injuries could have be prevented with supervision, proper safety pool covers, fences and water safety precautions.
If you own a pool, it is important for you to understand that you have a responsibility to adhere to pool safety requirements and precautions that help prevent accidental drownings. If you fail to keep your pool area safe and inaccessible, or fail to provide proper pool supervision for children, you could unfortunately be held liable for any injuries that occur in or around your pool. Having a backyard pool offers so much fun, enjoyment and the opportunity to make a lifetime of positive memories. It also offers enormous risk. If you own a pool, it is your responsibility to provide a safe and supervised environment.
Whether you own a backyard pool or not, as a parent you will want to:
If your child, family member or a loved one has died or been injured in a pool accident you may want speak to an experienced lawyer to determine what options you may have, if any. Our Ontario swimming pool and drowning accident lawyers are experienced, and if needed, we will work hard to get you and your family the justice you deserve. Our Hamilton lawyers have a wealth of experienced in handling wrongful death and serious injury cases, including pool drownings. Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers offer a complimentary and confidential consultation. Feel free to call us at 905-333-8888, fill in a contact form or chat with our live operator, 24/7, who will be pleased to help set up a free consultation, with no obligation to you or your family.
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