Swimming Pool Accidents Lawyer
Swimming pools require many safety precautions to prevent accidents from occurring. Homeowners with pools on their property have a responsibility to ensure these structures are safe for their families and guests they invite over for a swim. When a pool is unsafe and causes injury, the property owner may be liable for injuries under premises liability laws. It depends on the circumstances and whether the injury was preventable through standard safety precautions.
Swimming pools come with expected risks. Adults should know that jumping into the shallow end of the pool could cause injury or that the area around the pool may be slippery when wet. However, pool owners do have an obligation to keep guests safe from unforeseen dangers. This includes upkeep of the pool, such as repairing broken handrails, ladders or drain covers. If an injury occurs due to poor pool maintenance, the homeowner may be liable for injuries.
Pools are also attractive nuisances, which mean they are enticing to children. Pool owners have a responsibility to prevent children from entering their pool without permission. A child that wanders by a pool and falls in could drown in minutes. If there was not a security fence or locked gate, the property owner could be liable if a child is harmed accidently in their pool.
Public or Commercial Swimming Pool Accidents
Hotels, community centers and other places with commercial pools have a duty to prevent injuries to guests. If a person is injured or drowns due to lack of safety precautions, the facility may be liable for injuries. It depends on the circumstances, but in many cases, the business may be liable for a preventable pool injury.
If you lost a child due to drowning in an unsafe pool or you were injured in a dangerous pool, contact our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law. We can analyze your injury claim during a free consultation and advise you on your legal options for pursuing compensation for injuries.