Swimming Pools Laws and Liabilities Round Up
Summer is officially here! This means it's time to clean out the swimming pool, dust off the swimming suits, and dive in!
However, the pleasures of swimming pools are balanced with a host of dangers that could mean a lot of liability for swimming pool owners and injuries for visitors.
So, here is a round-up of our best swimming pool articles to help you prepare for swimming season:
- Is Your Swimming Pool an Attractive Nuisance? -- Attractive nuisance is a legal term that means property owners have a special duty to protect children from getting injured on their property. Children are often attracted to swimming pools but do not know how to play in one safely. Owners often have a duty to prevent children from harming themselves in swimming pools.
- My Neighbors Just Built a Pool - Do They Need a Fence Around It? -- An easy way to ensure children don't get hurt in swimming pools is to erect a fence and lock as well as maintaining proper covers and life-saving equipment.
- Swimming Pool Chemicals Injure Thousands Yearly -- Swimming pools maintenance requires a lot of chemicals. Be careful when adding chemicals to ensure that you don't add too much or the wrong chemicals.
- Girl, 11, Electrocuted in Swimming Pool -- Make sure that all electrical equipment is properly maintained to protect swimmers from electrocution. Failure to exercise reasonable care in such matters could get you sued.
- Pool Drains Must Comply With New Federal Safety Rules -- Do your pool drains and filter covers comply with regulations? Swimmers could drown when they get stuck covers and drains, and you could get sued.
- If I Slip and Fall at a Pool, Can I Sue? -- Water doesn't always stay in the pool. Swimmers getting in and out of pools and splashing inevitably cause floors to be wet and slippery and raise the chances of a slip and fall. If you've been injured at a swimming pool you may be eligible for damages if you can prove negligence.
- Injured at a Public Pool? 3 Tips for Filing a Claim or Lawsuit -- If you're injured at a private pool, you'd sue the owner in court. However, if you're injured at a public pool, there are often extra hurdles to jump over when suing the government.
- Are Hotel Pool Liability Waivers Enforceable? -- Think you can't sue because of a liability waiver? Think again. Depending on the circumstances of your injury and the wording of the waiver, the hotel may still be held liable if you're injured at a hotel pool.
If you've been injured at a swimming pool, or a guest has been injured at your swimming pool this summer, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney for help.
- Injured in an accident? Get your claim reviewed by an attorney for free. (Consumer Injury)
- Pool Accidents: What Swimming Pool Laws Apply? (FindLaw's Injured)
- 3 Ways Your Pool Can Land You in Legal Hot Water (FindLaw's Injured)
- Pool Hopping Injuries: Who's Liable? (FindLaw's Injured)
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