Once selected as one of the best places to live by CNNMoney.com is Irvine, California. This affluent city, with a growing community of well over 200,000 residents, stands true to its mission in having a community where people can work, live and play in a safe, vibrant and beautiful environment.
Irvine’s known history stretches back to as far as 2000 years ago when it was inhabited by the Gabrieleño indigenous group. It was not until 1769 when a Spanish Explorer landed in the Irvine area and began to build missions, forts, and bring herds of cattle to the pastures, that it became officially recognized.
The land then fell under Mexican control for a short period of time, but in 1878 American resident James Irvine purchased and acquired much of the land which bears his name.
The Perfect Place for Children and Families
Irvine has become such a desirable place to live because it truly is a city which allows people to make a quick commute to work and return home to spend time with their family and loved ones. With temperatures easily reaching above 75F as early as March and April, a number of families living in the Irvine area have backyard pools to keep cool.
Backyard pools are the perfect place to play and enjoy an invigorating dip. Unfortunately, they are also a major safety hazard – especially for children.
A Deathly Hazard in the Backyard
The statistics about children and drowning are staggering.
Children between 1 and 4 are the most likely to drown:
- Those who drown most commonly do so in home swimming pools
- Apart from birth defects, drowning is the cause for the most deaths of children between 1 and 4 years of age
- One in five people who die from drowning are children aged 14 and younger
- For every child who passes away due to drowning, another 5 will visit the emergency department for treatment of non-fatal submersion injuries
Knowing Your Child’s Rights to Swim Safely
Pool season extends almost year-round in Irvine thanks to the warm temperatures that this area enjoys. That may mean a lot of visits to community pools and pool parties in the backyards of friends and neighbors. If your child is injured in a pool accident of any kind, you do not need to rely on whether the pool owner’s insurance will provide compensation, or the full amount to which you may be entitled.
At the Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, we specialize in handling cases involving our most precious and our most vulnerable: our children. We have many years of experience in handling a number of pool-related injuries, including:
- Failure to supervise children swimming
- Diving injuries
- Toddler drowning accidents
- Pool drain injuries
- Brain damage due to near drowning
If your child has been affected by any injury which has been the result of swimming and may be due to the negligence of another, we encourage you to call us at (949) 502-8600 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Directions to our los angeles Personal Injury Attorneys from Irvine, ca
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 09 mins
Total Est. Distance: 4.1 mi
- Head northwest on Stone Creek N toward Creekwood
- Turn right onto W Yale Loop
- Turn left onto Yale Ave
- Turn right onto Irvine Center Dr
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
7700 Irvine Center Drive Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92618