Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 4:40 pm    

Swimming is an excellent way to enjoy an afternoon with family and friends. It is always an excellent form of exercise that many people use to stay physically fit and healthy. However, pool accidents are more common that you may realize. Pool accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths each year in the United States. If you have a pool, it is vital that you take steps to protect yourself and others.

Pool accidents can happen in a matter of seconds. Do not let your family or friends become victims of pool accidents.

Safety Tips for Avoiding Pool Accidents

  • Never leave children unattended in the pool area regardless of their age and/or swimming expertise.
  • Secure pool covers according to manufacturer’s instructions and always remove pool covers completely from the pool area when not in use.
  • Enclose your pool on all sides by a fence that has a self-closing, self-locking gait.
  • Keep furniture and other objects away from fences to reduce the temptation to climb over the fence to access the pool.
  • Always keep pool safety equipment near the pool and teach everyone how to use the safety equipment.
  • Take an emergency life-saving course. Enrolling the entire family in CPR courses is even better.
  • Anyone, including adults, who do not know how to swim should wear life-jackets or personal flotation devices.
  • Never swim during storms or inclement weather.
  • Never swim after consuming alcohol in excess or using drugs that can impair your abilities.
  • Put all pool toys away when not in use.
  • Do not run or play in the pool area.
  • Install a telephone near the pool in case of emergency.
  • Cover all drains and inspect drains routinely to ensure the covers are in good working order. Replace damaged covers immediately.
  • Ensure the pool has clear depth markers.
  • Install non-slip strips on stairs and steps. Make sure handrails are strong and in good working order.
  • Install lights in and around the pool and replace worn bulbs immediately.

By taking a few minutes each day to inspect your pool and the area around your pool, you can save lives and prevent pool accidents. For more information on pool safety, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pools and Spas page.

Pool Accidents and Premises Liability Claims

If you have been injured in a pool accident on another person’s property, you may be entitled to receive compensation under California’s premises liability laws. Pool owners have a duty to take measures to protect guests who use their pool and other visitors on their property. If the owner fails in this duty and someone is injured, the pool owner may be held liable for any damages.

In order to determine if you are entitled to receive compensation under a personal injury lawsuit, contact our office to request a free legal consultation. Contact Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website. We help accident victims and their families seek justice from the person or party responsible for their injuries.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial
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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial
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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

S.B. Testimonial
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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!