Staying Safe Over 4th of July Weekend
The ideal 4th of July holiday usually involves a pool and great barbecue; swimming pools can provide hours of fun as well but they can be dangerous. The CDC reports that ten people pass away every day from accidental drowning.
The attorneys and the team at Sgro & Roger encourage you to be safe and ensure that you avoid accidents involving the water altogether. The hard mix of alcohol, fireworks and the Las Vegas sun make the 4th of July an incredibly dangerous holiday.
Here are a few tips for staying safe on July Fourth:
Never let children play in water unsupervised. The fifth leading cause of unintentional death by injury in the United States is drowning. For small children, specifically between the ages of 1 and 4, it’s the number one cause. Regardless of the life guard, stay with your children and keep an eye on them. Some children can drown in just a few inches of water.
Lifejackets and vests can make or break a fun, safe experience in water. Even the strongest swimmer can get in trouble. Make sure you have these floatation devices handy in case you or your children need them.
Don’t dive. Head and neck injuries leading to paralysis can occur instantly; jumping head first into shallow water can seriously damage your body.
Don’t run near the pool. A slip-and-fall can result in a serious injury or even growing if a child or adult that cannot swim falls inside the pool after slipping.
From our team, have a fun, safe 4th of July and enjoy the national holiday.