They don’t call us “Hotlanta” for nothing. Georgia southern summer heat is sweltering and needs two things for the cure: a tall, icy glass of sweet tea and a shimmering aqua blue pool. If you can’t get to a pool, the lakes or a beach will work as well! No matter where you go to cool off and beat the heat, you should be aware of your surroundings and have trusted safety personnel.
Little People, Big Water
Even a strong swimmer can get knocked in the head or get pulled under water. When a situation like this occurs, the lifeguards and safety personnel at a local pool need to be fully trained in how to react and what actions to take. When they aren’t attentive or aren’t fully trained, the end result can be catastrophic injury or death.
Each year, stories make headlines of tragic events where children lose their life to water-related accidents. In 2016, for example, a thirteen year old boy in California drowned during a swim party with his class at the end of the year. Video footage shows that the lifeguards didn’t start a rescue attempt until he had already been underwater for two minutes and was brought up by classmates.
The death of this child and others like him every summer are terrible tragedies, all the more so because they could have been prevented.
If you, your child, or your family member has been injured in a pool accident, you need representation to get justice. Matt Harman and the team at Harman Law Firm will fight to help you get justice and closure. Contact our Atlanta office today for a consultation!
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