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Tips for a Safe July 4th Water Hazards

by Dixon Law Office

Fourth of July weekend means it’s time for trips to the lake or pool, fireworks displays and backyard barbecues. But, it’s also a time that can easily be marred with dangers. Protect your loved ones with the following tips and reminders for a safe holiday.

Drowning and water hazards – There are myriad hazards when you are swimming in a pool or any recreational area like a lake or beach. Some precautions you can take include ensure swimming area is staffed with the appropriate number of lifeguards and be on extra alert if there is NO lifeguard on duty. Swim sober and always swim with a buddy!

Stay away from pool drains, which can entrap swimmers with their powerful suction. More than 30 people have died in pool drain-related accidents. Diving injuries are common to the spinal cord and even can result in death when diving into too shallow a body of water.

Also, beware of rip currents at lakes and oceans. If you get caught in one, swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current. Avoid piers and jetties, as permanent rip currents often exist along side these structures. Think of it like a treadmill that cannot be turned off, which you need to step to the side of.

If you or a loved one is involved in a pool or water injury or accident or any accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case. For more than 20 years, our team at Dixon Law Office has handled hundreds of accident cases, helping victims get the compensation they deserve to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term care and other related expenses. Call now to schedule a meeting with a lawyer to discuss the specific facts of your injury case at toll-free at 888-354-9880 or click here.

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