Summer is quickly approaching. With restrictions lifting, you and your family may be anxious to get outside and take advantage of the summer heat by taking a dip in the pool, beach, lake, or waterpark.
But it is important to remember that though it’s exciting that we can now get back out there and enjoy all that the summer season has to offer, we also need to be safe and remember that fun in the water can turn deadly in an instant.
Continue reading to learn more about what summer safety tips you should follow and when you might need to be prepared to file a civil claim if someone fails to follow safety measures when participating in summer fun.
The Importance of Water Safety
One of the worst outcomes of a lack of water safety is drownings. We don’t bring this up to scare you, but to instead provide you with some water safety tips you can follow so you and your family can enjoy the water safely.
A couple of different ways you can keep your kids safe in the water include:
- Talk to them about what will happen if they don’t follow the rules.
- Have your kids enter the water feet first only (no diving or cannonballs).
- Teach your kids about different water depths.
- Teach your kids how to escape if someone is grabbing onto them.
- Keep your phone away at all times—your attention should always be on your kids while they are in the water.
- Set break times every thirty minutes or so.
These are just a couple of ways you can help to keep your children safe when participating in summer water activities. Do your own research, educate yourself about water safety, and above all, remain safe this summer.
When You Might Take Legal Action
Sometimes we have to leave our children in someone else’s care. Whether their daycare brought them on a field trip to Magic Waters or a family member had them over for a day at the pool while you worked, it isn’t always realistic to think that you can watch over your kids every second they are in the water.
If someone else is responsible for keeping your children safe and they fail to do so, you may be able to hold them accountable for their negligence. Water safety is essential and if they failed to protect your child, you can take legal action via a personal injury claim.
Contact a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer
It is critical that you, your loved ones, and anyone watching your children in the water follow strict rules in order to ensure their safety. Unfortunately, when water safety guidelines are not followed, children and adults can suffer catastrophic injury and even die from drowning accidents.
If your child drowned or was seriously injured due to the negligent actions of another, you don’t want to have to spend your time searching for a lawyer who can take on your case. Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC to help you figure out what your next steps should be.
You can give our office a call at 312-332-1400 or submit the quick contact form included below to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.