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Owners must keep pools safe at all times

Summer is here, and that means more people will be heading out to the pool. With such hot days in California, it's no surprise that public swimming areas may be overflowing with teens, young adults and families.

These public places need to be maintained properly. Failing to do so could lead to serious injuries or deaths. For example, a slick diving board could lead to a person falling off too soon and hitting his or her head on the way down. That could lead to drowning without immediate assistance from a lifeguard.

Whether you go to someone's home or a public location, it's the owner's responsibility to keep the pool safe. That means putting up a fence to keep out children who are not being monitored. It means using cement with a coarse texture to prevent slip-and-fall accidents. Most of all, it means taking precautions and working to prevent accidents from happening in the first place.

There are around 283 deaths related to drowning incidents in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Saddest of all is that the majority of those deaths may have been preventable with better precautions and preventative maintenance of the pool itself.

Even non-fatal pool injuries can be devastating to a person. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from hitting your head. That injury could be mild, but it could also lead to a lifetime of treatment to help you recover.

If you're hurt, you deserve help. Your attorney can help you file a claim against the appropriate party, so you can get the compensation you need while you heal.

Source: FindLaw, "Swimming Pool Injuries," accessed June 09, 2017

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