Accidental Drowning Water Safety Laws and Regulations

  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has developed voluntary guidelines, which include education and labeling, to address the hazard of children drowning in five-gallon buckets.
  • Four states (Arizona, California, Florida and Oregon) and many communities have enacted safety laws requiring some type of fencing around residential swimming pools.
  • Thirty-eight states have enacted boating safety laws requiring children to wear PFDs at all times when on boats or near open bodies of water. These laws vary in age requirements, exemptions and enforcement procedures. Recreational boats must carry one properly sized, U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD, accessible and in good condition, for each person onboard.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a drowning or near drowning incident, contact a Florida accidental drowning and boating accident attorney at Hannon Legal Group today.