Go to navigation Go to content
Phone: (215) 864-7168
Toll-free: (877) 944-8396

White and Williams LLP

Practice Areas

Prevent Drowning or Near-Drowning Accidents This Summer|PA and NJ Drowning Accident Lawyer

Posted on Jul 28, 2012

On July 19, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released new information that since Memorial Day, 90 children younger than 15 years old nationwide have drowned in swimming pools.  72% of the children were younger than 5 years old.  5 of the children drowned in Pennsylvania.

In addition to the deaths, 106 children required emergency response for near-drowning incidents.

With the recent heat waves in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, many families enjoy using public and private pools; however, these pools can also easily become a place of danger.  Many of us do not realize or pay any attention to the obvious danger pools can have.

For example, last week, I posted a blog about how some New Jersey hotels/motels that have pools are not required to have a lifeguard on duty.  Some parents do not realize this and may let their children go to the pools by themselves.

Below are some simple steps provided by CPSC to keep your family safe this summer when going to pools:

  • Stay close, be alert and watch children in and around the pool.
  • Never leave children unattended in a pool or spa.
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings.
  • Have every member learn how to swim.
  • If you have a pool, make sure you have appropriate equipment such as proper drain covers and lifesaving equipment such as life rings and a reaching pole.

Drowning or near-drowning accidents do unfortunately happen and can be caused by improperly designed pools or even the negligence of others.  If you or your child was injured in a swimming pool accident, talk to an experienced NJ or PA swimming pool accident lawyer about your legal rights.  These cases can involve different types of law and need to be carefully evaluated by a lawyer who know how to handle drowning or near-drowning accident cases.

back to top

Do I Have a Case?

Filling out this online form, and we will get back to you immediately to schedule your free case evaluation.Free · No Obligation

Our Offices

  • Philadelphia (*Primary)
  • 1650 Market Street, Suite 1800
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Phone: (215) 864-7168
  • Toll Free: (877) 944-8396
  • Directions
  • Cherry Hill
  • 457 Haddonfield Road
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
  • Phone: (856) 317-3600
  • Toll Free: (877) 944-8396
  • Directions