Summer brings hot days and warm evenings to Atlanta. Many people will choose to spend their free hours in the summer on the water. Water activities, water sports, and even relaxing at a pool or water park bring an increased risk for child injuries. Whether your child suffers an injury from a fall, inadequate supervision, or faulty recreational equipment, you should contact an Atlanta child injury lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law to discuss your child’s case. We know that injury can be scary for a child, and we treat all clients with compassion and understanding, especially children who may be overwhelmed by this process. We are here for you.
Summer Fun at Parks
Atlanta is fortunate to have several options for staying cool in the summer heat. City splash pad parks are open again this summer and provide a way to cool off without swimming. These parks allow families to avoid pool accidents; however, adults should still be mindful of slip and fall risks for children on wet surfaces at splash parks.
Older children may want to go to themed water parks in the area with friends, such as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, or the whole family may go to the Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park. The owners and operators of these attractions need to maintain safety standards for their visitors, especially children. If your child suffers an injury from an unsafe attraction, an Atlanta child injury lawyer can help your family recover.
Enjoying the Outdoors This Summer
The Atlanta area is also fortunate to have access to the Chattahoochee River. Throughout the season, guests can go tubing or rafting on the river or even fish. Rental water sports equipment should be safe, and any guided activities should be properly supervised by the company with guidelines to keep guests safe. Lake Lanier is another popular destination in the Atlanta area to relax and enjoy a day on the water. If your child is injured in one of these activities, Gilormo Injury Law can help you build your case and protect your child’s rights as they recover from their injury.
Preparing Your Child for Water Safety
Keeping your child safe is a priority. Especially in summer as more activities involve water sports and water safety, ensuring your child is equipped with basic water safety skills is critical. Talk to your children about water safety. Explain to them your expectations and guidelines for activities and what to do if there is an emergency. Look for classes your child can participate in to further their water safety skills.
Many people are passionate about protecting our children from water accidents. You can find free and subsidized swimming lessons in the Atlanta area this summer. If you are headed to a lake or river, you may want to pursue additional safety courses for your family. For teens and adults, boating safety courses can keep friends and family safe this summer.
Reach Out to an Atlanta Child Injury Lawyer Today
If your child suffers an injury this summer, you should not hesitate to contact an Atlanta child injury lawyer to discuss your claim. You can schedule your free consultation with Gilormo Injury Law online or by calling 770-874-7351.