Memorial Day marks the official beginning of summer, which means that increasing numbers of southern California residents and visitors will be spending time at lakes, rivers, pools, and the ocean.
The experienced San Diego accident attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers encourage you to stay safe near the water this summer. Here are a few tips for water safety:
- Take a buddy. Never swim alone. Children should be supervised by an attentive adult, and adults should take one or more friends along when swimming.
- Use a PFD. Children and weak swimmers should use personal floatation devices (PFDs) that fit correctly and are the correct size. All boaters or those on personal watercraft should wear PFDs, regardless of their swimming skills.
- Test the waters. Swim only in areas where you know the depth of the water, the location of any underwater hazards, and the conditions of the water, such as waves, currents, or undertow. If you’re unsure what you’ll face in the water, don’t enter it until you’ve found out what conditions are like. Never swim in high winds, at night, or when weather or other conditions make the water unsafe.
- Shower after you swim. When swimming in a natural body of water or a public pool, taking a shower after you swim can help prevent illness from infectious agents like E. coli that may be present in the water. Young children, elderly individuals, and people with immune-system-suppressing medical conditions should take special care to shower or bathe after swimming.
If you or someone you love is injured this summer, don’t hesitate to contact the focused San Diego accident lawyers at the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers. We can help you pinpoint the cause of your injuries and pursue the compensation you need.