This Memorial Day and “Pool Season”, Remember Drownings are Silent. Stay Alert.

Help reduce searches for Louisville Drowning Attorneys. Prevent Accidents, Especially in Backyard Pools.

Unfortunately, when people search for Louisville Drowning Attorneys, and they find us at DeCamillis & Mattingly, it’s too late to prevent a drowning, and we have to get to work on another tragic case.

For many Kentuckians, Memorial Day starts the official pool season.  This year, we face a whole new set of challenges.  Families around the Commonwealth and the country are cancelling their summer vacations and installing home pools instead.  With the COVID-19 crisis, public pools are closed, so swimming has migrated to the backyards. This is great for summer fun, of course, but please remember the very real dangers associated with owning a pool.  More pools = more risks.

drowning is silentLast year, we posted a blog about Labor Day Drownings.  Please reread this blog, and install your personal oasis with care. No matter how shallow your pool or how aquatically talented your family members, follow all pool and spa guidelines.  And, no matter what – install a “lifeline” – the rope that traditionally separates large pools into swimming sections – even if your pool does not have a deep end – and even if you do not like the way it looks.  We call it a lifeline for a reason!

Remember that “drowning is silent,” so don’t keep your eyes off the pool, put your phone down, and be sure that your pool is secured on all sides against access by wandering kids. From all of us at DeCamillis & Mattingly, have a fun Memorial weekend, and a safe swim season.