SPECIALIZING IN POOL ACCIDENT CASES
Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton specializes in pool accident and drain entrapment cases. Hugh Howerton is a veteran personal injury lawyer with 24 years worth of experience. Hugh is committed to winning every case he accepts.
WHY HIRE HUGH AS YOUR SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENT LAWYER
Voted TOP 100 Texas trials lawyers
"AV" RATED, the highest rating awarded for both legal skill and ethics (Less than 5% of all attorneys in America have an "AV" rating)
Double Board Certified. Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
25 years experience winning serious accident and wrongful death cases. All cases are handled personally by Hugh Howerton.
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CAUSES OF SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENTS
Many local and state laws and regulations are in place to protect swimmers' health and safety in private and public pools. Sometimes these safety measures are neglected. A swimming pool accident may be due to such factors as:
Inadequate fences or barriers around a pool
Poor supervision of children
Inadequate presence of lifeguards
Poorly enclosed pool drains
Too many people or children in the pool
Slippery swimming pool deck or broken tiles
Poorly trained lifeguards
Excessive alcohol on the premises
Diving board malfunctions
Cloudy pool water that obscures the lifeguards' view
Faulty wiring or poorly mainted electrical circuits
VIRGINIA GRAEME BAKER POOL SAFETY ACT
The new federal safety regulations for pool drains are part of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool Safety Act named for the daughter of former Secretary of State James A. Baker III. Enacted in late 2007, the law requires that most drain systems at public and community pools be in compliance with new anti-entrapment safety standards
Every year, swimmers suffer injuries when toes, feet, hands, fingers, and hair get caught in pool drains, and drowning accidents are even possible when suction is strong enough, especially for young children. About 300 children drown in pools and spas each year, and these deaths include a number of cases where small children were caught in drains, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission (CPSC). The new pool drain safety regulations are aimed squarely at preventing these accidents.
Requirements to meet the new drain safety standards include:
Installation of a vaccuum release system that shuts down pumps or reverses flow circulation when a drain blockage is detected.
Use of new tamper-proof drain covers with very fine grating, designed to limit suction.
Installation of automatic pump shut-offs and drain disablement devices.
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Law Offices of Hugh Howerton
13030 Rummel Creek Rd.
Houston, Texas 77079
877.984.9848 (TOLL FREE)
Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
VOTED TOP 100 TEXAS TRIAL LAWYERS HUGH HOWERTON SPECIALIZES IN SWIMMING POOL AND DRAIN ACCIDENT CASES