With over 400 miles of coastline, Long Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Unfortunately, there are dangers you need to be aware of and many Long Island vacationers do not understand how dangerous and unpredictable the Atlantic Ocean and the Long Island Sound can be.
When a drowning accident happens at a public lake or ocean, the lifeguard on duty or owner of the facility can be found negligent and held responsible for the accident if they lacked supervision, or failed to install and enforce safety rules and regulations.
Our Long Island attorneys are available 24/7. Please call us at 800-621-2020 or send us an e-mail at Long Island Swimming Accident.
Rip currents are the most hazardous beach condition a swimmer can face. Not only on Long Island beaches, but anywhere there are breaking waves, including the Great Lakes. If you find yourself in a rip current, do not panic. It is recommended that you swim parallel to shore and not against the current. Experts state if you swim parallel to shore, you will be out of the current in no time.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pool accidents happen for many reasons, including:
- Diving board accidents
- Diving in shallow water
- Lack of supervision
- Failure to cover the pool or hot tub
- Inadequate fencing
- Inadequate warning signs
- No lifeguards or improperly trained lifeguards
Listed below are some tips to keep you safe this summer.
- Make sure the fence or wall surrounding your pool is at least 4 feet high.
- The fence should be installed completely around the pool and should be self-closing and self-latching. The latch should be placed high enough so it is out the reach of small children.
- Keep furniture that could be used for climbing into the pool area away from fences.
- Don't leave pool toys and floats in the pool or pool area that may attract young children to the water.
- Steps and ladders should be secured and locked, or removed when the pool is not in use.
- Pool alarms are inexpensive and can be used as an added precaution.
- Never leave a child unsupervised near a pool and do not use a flotation devices as a substitute for supervision.
- If a child is missing, check the pool first.
- Learn CPR.
- Keep rescue equipment and a telephone poolside in case of an emergency.
- Have a qualified pool professional inspect the drain suction fittings and covers on your pool and spa to be sure that they meet current safety standards.
Our Long Island attorneys are available 24/7. Please call us at 800-621-2020 or e-mail our Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys.
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