Virginia Graeme Baker Act
Requirements for Safer Pool Barriers and Drain Covers
The Virginia Graeme Baker Act was passed into law in 2007 increasing the federal safety requirements for pools and
spas with the purpose of reducing the number of deaths to
children. This act requires that certain types of barriers around pools as well as certain types of drain covers be used in
public pools. This act, even though in force currently, has still been violated in many cases and children continue to lose their lives through improper barriers around public pools or the wrong type of drain cover that can result in
drowning. If you have lost a loved one through one of these terrible drowning, it is vital that you contact a
drowning lawyer from The Doan Law Firm P.C. to assist you in the legal action that must be taken against the negligent party.
Drowning Accident Attorney Addressing Violations
The definitions in the law include all public pools, whether an apartment, motel,
hotel, public pool or other pool or spa that can be accessed by the public whether for free or through payment as a guest at the facility. If such a facility has failed to conform to the safety requirements named in this federal law which is under the Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission, it is likely that they will be found liable in court for the losses you have suffered in such a terrible case.
The drowning lawyers at the firm focus on aquatic accidents and pool drowning death cases, and is well-versed on the Virginia Graeme Baker Act and its effect on lawsuits filed against pool owners,
water park owners, hotels, motels or apartment owners. The firm is prepared to assess the circumstances around your case and to pursue maximum compensation for the extensive damages suffered by the families in these tragic cases. Don’t hesitate to take action—contact
The Doan Law Firm, P.C. for the top-quality legal representation you need to hold the responsible parties liable for their actions!