A young boy from Philadelphia was found dead at the bottom of an indoor hotel swimming pool. Each year many children drown. Children drown silently in the matter of seconds. Many of these drowning incidents are preventable. In most drowning accidents adults who were present when a child drowned were often distracted by speaking on the phone or reading. Drowning accident may also happen when curious children enter a pool when there are no adults present. They can easily fall into water and drown. It is important for those who have an easily accessible pool on their property to make sure it is fenced off or otherwise protected from trespassing children. Pool owners should install a four-sided fencing and a self-closing, self-latching gate if they know that there is a chance of children coming to the pool.
Day care centers are responsible for safety of the children in their custody. Day care workers should exercise high standard of care and caution when children are in a pool. Day care workers could minimize the risk of drowning accidents by having a lifeguard on duty and by putting on life jackets on the children entering a pool.
Parents who lost a child in a drowning accident may file a lawsuit against those responsible for the death. Parents may initiate a wrongful death action by hiring an experienced drowning accident attorney. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia drowning accident lawyers, represents families of drowned children. We fight for families' rights to recover compensation for losses from all liable parties. If you have a question about a drowning accident, call the Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia personal injury lawyers, for your free consultation.