Avoid Serious Vacation Injury by Drying Off After Swimming
Avoiding serious slip and fall accidents on vacation proves crucial to enjoying your time off. Among the most dangerous areas are wet surfaces, and with Hawaii’s plethora of sunny, warm days, your family is sure set to enjoy the water.
Falling injuries prove extremely significant, and being away from your home may add more stress to you or your child’s recovery. While pool employees should maintain safe, dry pool areas, you may wish to follow certain safety guidelines to avoid slipping.
Pool decks and falling injuries
The various resorts in Oahu provide pristine scenery along with beautiful pool resorts. While the resorts themselves prove to be the perfect getaway, slipping and falling on wet surfaces may induce serious injury away from home.
When falling, tourists may injure their bodies both internally and externally. Falling may cause:
- Broken bones in wrists and ankles
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Scrapes and scratches
- Fractures in the spine
- Dislocated shoulders
Serious injuries not only ruin vacations. Medical costs associated with falls may include rehabilitation and physical therapy. If the court finds a pool owner negligent, the court may require the company to pay for the medical costs, but ways exist to avoid injury altogether.
Protecting you and your children
When tourists hope to enjoy lavish resorts, they do not expect to be injured while walking around an unsafe pool deck. To protect you and your children from a slip and fall injury, you may wish to:
- Tell the pool staff of an unsafe area
- Dry off, or make sure your children dry off when leaving the pool
- Do not run around the pool area
- Do not swim when it’s raining
- Avoid rough-housing
- Do not spray pool toys outside the pool
- Do not dive or splash outside the pool
Know that you and your family will be financially protected should a court find a pool owner of not keeping pool areas dry. However, you may avoid a personal injury case altogether by following safety guidelines – saving your family vacation and your family members from serious injuries in Hawaii.