Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGBA)
We Fight for Drowning Accident Victims Nationwide
Drowning kills America’s children more than any other type of accidental cause of death. The Centers for Disease Control has found that drowning is the number one cause of death for children between the ages of one and four. Additionally, drowning accidents injure or kill more children below the age of 14 than any other type of incident.
The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act was created by lawmakers to prevent children from dying after becoming entrapped in pool drain accidents. The law means one thing: no person should ever die because they were trapped underwater by a drain. If you or a loved one suffered injuries or death because of a pool or spa drain, someone is at fault for the accident. Call Arnold & Itkin today to begin finding answers for you.
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The Creation of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act
Lawmakers passed the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act in 2007, years after a young girl—the law’s namesake—was trapped and killed by a spa drain. It created regulations for pool and spa drains across the nation designed to prevent entrapment. Specifically, the law requires all drains to have a cover designed to reduce the chance of swimmers getting caught by the suction. In the year of the law’s creation, there were 74 reported incidents of drain accidents. These accidents resulted in 63 injuries and 9 deaths.