Schlyer & Associates, PC Aggressive Trial Lawyers
Schlyer & Associates, Aggressive Trial Lawyers, is a personal injury & Affordable Bankruptcy law firm located in Merrillville, Indiana. We are Trial Attorneys in Indiana and Illinois. We represent injured clients in Lake and Porter County, Indiana & in Illinois.
If you were hurt or injured in crash, accident or collision or if you were hurt in a truck, motorcycle, plane, bicycle or boat, we can represent you. If you had a slip & fall, hurt at work (workers compensation), injured at a casino, a victim of medical malpractice or need to file a wrongful death law suit, call us today.
If you are having financial problems, we can help you file an Affordable Bankruptcy if you live in Lake & Porter County. We will help you file Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy. Start your Affordable Bankruptcy with only $100. Call for our Affordable Bankruptcy filing fees. We are a Debt Relief Agency.
Injured? Don't settle for less.
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Study - Child Drownings In Pools and Spas Still A Leading Cause of Death
The Northwest Indiana personal injury law firm, Schlyer & Associates, the Aggressive Trial Lawyers, is warning pools and spas remain a leading cause of death. Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) kicked off the summer swimming season and the third year of the Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign. Information in this post is from the CPSC Pool Safety program.
Their focus is on populations most at risk of drowning, including children younger than 5 years old who represent nearly 75 percent of child drowning fatalities and African American and Hispanic children between the ages of 5 and 14 who drown at higher rates than white children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Data from USA Swimming indicates that 70 percent of African American children and 62 percent of Hispanic children cannot swim, making them especially vulnerable populations.
New statistics released by CPSC include:
- An annual average of 390 pool or spa-related drownings for children younger than 15 occurred from 2007 to 2009; about 75 percent (293) of the reported fatalities involved children younger than five.
- An estimated annual average of 5,200 pool or spa-related emergency department-treated submersion injuries for children younger than 15, from 2009 to 2011; children younger than 5 represented 79 percent, or 4,108, of these injuries.
- Children between the ages of 1 and 3 (12 months through 47 months) represented 66 percent of estimated injuries for 2009 through 2011 and 67 percent of the reported fatalities for 2007 through 2009 involving children younger than 15 years.
- The majority of the estimated emergency department-treated submersion injuries for 2009 through 2011 and the reported fatalities for 2007 through 2009 were associated with pools.
- Approximately 51 percent of the estimated injuries for 2009 through 2011 and 73 percent of the fatalities for 2007 through 2009 involving children younger than 15 years old occurred at a residence.
- Residential locations dominated incidents involving victims younger than 5 years of age (54 percent for injuries and 85 percent for fatalities).
- Approximately 58 percent of fatalities (annual average of 226) occurred in in-ground pools. Portable pools accounted for 10 percent of the reported fatalities (annual average of 40) to children younger than 15 years of age.
- There were no reported entrapment fatalities for 2011. CPSC received seven reports of entrapment injury incidents during 2011.
Pool Safely, a national public education campaign, works with partners around the country to reduce child drownings, near-drownings submersions and entrapment incidents in swimming pools and spas. Parents, caregivers, and the media are encouraged to visit PoolSafely.gov or @PoolSafely on Twitter for vital safety information regarding the prevention of child submersions in and around pools and spas.
For the complete reports see: Pool and Spa Submersions 2012 (pdf) and Circulation/Suction Entrapments 2012 (pdf). The years for reported injury and fatality statistics differ due to a lag in fatality reporting.
What should you do if you were injured and it was not your fault?
If you have been injured, please contact the law firm of Schlyer & Associates. The attorneys at Schlyer & Associates have experience in many types of injury and product cases and can represent you in your claim.
What types of personal injury cases do you handle?
The attorneys at Schlyer & Associates, the Aggressive Trial Lawyers, have experience in many types of personal injury cases. For example, the lawyers at Schlyer & Associates represent individuals hurt in car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, car crashes, collisions, plane crashes, slip and falls, premises liability incidents, train accidents, intersection accidents, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bike accidents, medical malpractice, nursing errors, hospital negligence, surgical mistakes, burns, amputations, brain injuries, medication errors, pharmacy errors, premises liability, workers compensation, construction accidents, industrial accidents, traffic accidents, wrongful death claims, explosions, FELA cases, defective products, product liability, negligence claims and many other injury cases. Many cases are settled before a law suit is filed. If not, the attorneys will work with you to prepare your case for trial and seek a jury verdict to compensate you for your harms and losses.
How much will it cost me to hire a lawyer at Schlyer & Associates?
There is no fee unless successful. If you believe you have a case or other legal matter, please contact Schlyer & Associates today at (219) 757-0225 to schedule a free meeting with an Aggressive Trial Lawyer to discuss the compensation and recovery you may be entitled to receive. Many of the attorneys at Schlyer & Associates are licensed in both in Indiana and Illinois.
Schlyer & Associates Can Help You File an Affordable Bankruptcy
Many people have struggled financially and have had to make the decision to file an Affordable Bankruptcy. Remember, you are not alone and at Schlyer & Associates, you will not be judged or be made to feel embarrassed. We are here to help. We are a debt relief agency.
Please call the Northwest Indiana law firm of Schlyer & Associates at (219) 757-0225 to set up your free bankruptcy consultation with one of our Affordable Bankruptcy attorneys. Dealing with financial difficulties can be a stressful time on you and your loved ones. We will help you file an Affordable Bankruptcy.
I do not live near your office, can you still represent me?
Absolutely. You can live just about anywhere and we can still represent you. However, most of our clients do live near our office. The lawyers at Schlyer & Associates routinely represents clients that live in Lake County or Porter County, Indiana, including the communities of Hammond, East Chicago, Gary, Whiting Munster, Griffith, Highland, Dyer, St. John, Schererville, Cedar Lake, Lake Station, Crown Point, Merrillville, Hobart, New Chicago, Lowell, Lake Dalecarlia, Winfield, Miller, Lake Village, Valparaiso, Hebron, Dune Acres, Kouts, Odgen Dunes, Chesterton, Town of Pines, Portage, Porter, Wheeler, South Haven or Beverly Shores as well as in the greater Chicago, Illinois area. It does not matter if your case is from Indiana or Illinois, since many of the attorneys at Schlyer & Associates are licensed in both in Indiana and Illinois.
Where Can I Find the law office of Schlyer & Associates?
We are located at 200 West 80th Place, Merrillville, Indiana 46410. We are conveniently located near the intersection of Broadway and U.S. 30 in Merrillville, Indiana, across the street from the Merrillville Post Office, Cafe Fondue and the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce office.
Call us today at (219) 757-0225 to schedule your free meeting. Injured? Don't Settle For Less.
Remember, no personal injury fee unless successful.
Posted by Attorney David Novak
200 West 80th Place, Merrillville, Indiana (219) 757-0225