Category: Pool Accidents

Pool Drowning Dangers: 6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Nearly 1,000 children in the U.S. drowned in 2011, and swimming pools were the most common site for youth drowning accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other drowning statistics are just as troubling. Martin Eichelberger, MD, president and CEO of Safe Kids and director of emergency trauma and burn services at… read more

Pool and Drowning Accident Statistics in Florida and the United States

Florida is a hotbed for private and public pool use, thanks in large part to the state’s year-round warm weather. But pools and other bodies of water also present certain dangers, and the state has the highest age-adjusted drowning rate in the nation at 0.7 per 100,000 people. Examining the statistics highlights certain hazards of… read more

Faulty Light in South Florida Family’s Pool Electrocutes Child

The majority of Florida’s pool-related accidents and deaths are due to drowning, but other factors may cause the death of a loved one in or near a pool as well. Faulty pool equipment can also be serious problem, for example. North Miami was the scene of a recent incident. Faulty Wiring May Have Led to… read more

10 Things You Should Do Before Hosting a Child Pool Party

Florida enjoys year-round warm weather, allowing us to enjoy swimming pools and pool parties when much of the country is dealing with snow and ice. While pools are exciting and a great way to beat the heat, they have some inherent dangers that parents need to consider before hosting a child pool party. By taking… read more

Pool Drownings: Tips and Safety Measures to Keep Your Kids Safe

A recent incident at a Deerfield Beach apartment complex found that twin toddlers, just two years old, drowned when they wandered from their apartment and through an unlocked gate to the pool area. Attorney Jason Chalik knows that accidents such as these are preventable. “As parents of three children, Debi and I are always concerned… read more

Drowning is a Serious Risk for Young Children and Adults Alike

Each year as summer heats up, Florida tourists and residents alike flock to the state’s beaches, pools and lakes as a means of cooling off and having fun. Unfortunately, as recreational water use increases, so does the risk for a Florida drowning accident. In 2009, there were 381 accidental drowning deaths in Florida alone and… read more