It is important for pool owners to implement all safety precautions, especially during the summer seasons. With the Fourth of July approaching, many people throw barbecues and pool parties. During this time, pool owners should be sure their guests are safe to celebrate.
Pool Safety Precaution
Pool owners have a responsibility to ensure the safety of anyone that comes on their property. Pools can be very dangerous if they are not taken care of and used properly. There are certain precautions owners can take to make sure no one is harmed:
- Do not ever leave a child unattended in or near the water
- If the pool is deep and guests cannot stand, make sure that they are able to swim properly
- Stay away from drains and ensure pools have drain covers
- Install proper barriers, covers, alarms, and fencing on and around your pool
- If your pool has a portable ladder, stow it away if the pool is not being used. Sometimes, small children who cannot swim are attracted to pools. If the ladder is removed safely, it can prevent the child from climbing into the pool and harming themselves.
- It can be helpful to know how to perform CPR in the event that someone is drowning
- Swim sober
- Do not allow electronic devices near the poor to avoid electrocution
- Inform swimmers of shallow areas where they cannot dive
Compensation for Swimming Pool Accidents
If pool owners fail to secure their pool and its surroundings, accidents can happen that cause serious injuries or even death. When this happens, people who are involved in the swimming pool accident may wish to hold the owner responsible for negligence. If they are successful in proving negligence, the injured party may be eligible to receive compensation for any damages incurred as a result of the accident.
In order to hold a pool owner responsible for negligence, the injured party can pursue a personal injury lawsuit. During this process, they are required to prove negligence by satisfying the burden of proof. To do this, the injured party must show that the accident and the injuries they sustained were a direct result of the pool owner’s failure to provide guests with a lawful standard of care. Evidence to prove this can include pictures or videos of the pool, medical documentation of the injuries, and witnesses to the incident.
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If you have been seriously injured as a result of another party’s negligence, contact Swerling Law today to schedule a free initial consultation.