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When is a swimming pool liable for injuries?

| Nov 15, 2018 | Premises Liability |

Taking your children to a swimming pool over the weekend is a great way to spend time. It offers the opportunity to get some exercise, practice an important skill and have fun while doing it. You might enjoy swimming at a friend’s house or going to a local recreational center or country club. No matter where you decide to take your children, the owner of the premises has certain responsibilities when it comes to looking out for your safety.

Therefore, if you or your child suffers an injury while visiting the swimming pool, the owner of the premises may have some responsibility. If this is the case, you may be able to make a legal claim.

How do I know if I can file a claim?

First, in order to be able to make a claim for damages after an accident at a swimming pool, you must be able to show that you had a legal right to be on the premises. You should then show that the premises owner breached their safety responsibilities and that damages were caused because of this safety breach.

For example, if your child banged their head after slipping on a wet floor, you may be able to argue that the accident could have easily been prevented through the use of non-slip mats.

If you or a loved one suffers a swimming pool injury, it is important that you take the time to find out more about the law. This will help you to understand your rights when it comes to seeking compensation for injuries after a swimming pool accident.

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