There are voluntary guidelines that were developed by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. These voluntary guidelines include both labelling and education. This is the effort of addressing the very real hazard of children having drowning accidents or death in buckets as little as five gallons. On face that might seem crazy, but the reality is that it's not a late night joke.
Oregon, California, Florida and Arizona (along with many different communities) have put safety laws into place with the requirement of residential swimming pools having some type of a fence around the pool.
Additionally, 38 states have also enacted laws for boating safety which require that children wear (at all times) a PFD whenever they're not only on a boat but also whenever they're near any open body of water. Not one law is exactly the same, they have variances in:
- Enforcement Procedures
- Exemption Procedures
- Age Requirements
All recreational boats must have a minimum of one PFD that's properly sized and also approved by the United States Coast Guard. Furthermore, the PFD must be in good condition, easily accessible and must be the case for each and every person that's onboard.
Contact The Doan Law Firm
Contact an experienced drowning accident personal injury lawyer at The Doan Law Firm today. Our drowning accident lawyers will provide you with a free, no obligation initial consultation. During your consultation we'll discuss the merits of your case, as well as the best path forward.
After taking your case we do so on a contingent basis. A contingency fee means that you pay no money upfront, as well as no money throughout the duration of your case and only get paid upon a successful conclusion of your drowning accident case through verdict or settlement. There's no fee unless we win, if we fail to win your case you'll never owe us a dime.
Contact one of our drowning accident lawyers today and get the compensation and justice you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys are available 24/7/365, no matter the time of day or holiday at: (800) 284-5983. We look forward to helping you soon.