Preventing Drowning Incidents

During the summer, individuals are often subjected to extreme heat. There are few opportunities available that provide fun while helping people beat the heat. This is why water activities are often go-to functions for people of all ages during the summer months. However, the CDC estimates that approximately 10 people die each day in drowning related incidents. The attorneys at Colombo Law want you and your loved ones to have a safe and fun-filled summer. That is why it is important to follow these tips to help prevent drowning incidents.

In the unfortunate event that an accident or incident has already occurred, we want to help you obtain just relief if you are entitled to compensation. Contact Colombo Law today to speak with an experienced attorney and determine your rights to relief.

Avoid Alcohol

One way to prevent drowning accidents or incidents is to prevent consuming alcohol prior to or during water activities such as swimming, boating, or water skiing. Alcohol facilitates a false sense of security in water that causes even strong swimmers to engage in risky behaviors that can put your life and the lives of others at risk. In addition, even if you are not swimming, it is important to never supervise children while consuming alcohol. Alcohol impairs one’s ability to quickly react and assess the most appropriate action that must be taken. Therefore, when children are involved, it is especially important to leave the alcohol at home.

Supervise Children

The CDC also recommends that you supervise children at all times while they are in the water or outside of a home and at a location that contains water, such as a nearby swimming pool or lake. A water related accident or incident can occur within seconds. That is why it is extremely important to be within arms-length of any child that is near water. In addition, if your home has water nearby, it is useful to install a fence around the perimeter of your property or around a swimming pool located on your property.

Think Fast in Accidents

Knowing the appropriate actions to take in the event of an accident or incident is critical. In the event of a drowning related incident, seconds count. Administering CPR and getting the individual quick medical attention could be the difference between life and death. When an incident occurs, do not wait to seek medical care and attention even in instances where the individual appears to be okay.

Colombo Law Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

The Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. We are highly experienced personal injury lawyers who successfully handle hundreds of personal injury claims each year, obtaining justice and monetary relief for our clients.

Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance you deserve.

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