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When is a swimming pool liable for injuries?

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.

Understanding trespassing and premises liability

In general, a premises owner is liable for any injuries that occurred on their premises when it can be shown that the injury was caused by unsafe circumstances. However, in order for an injured person to take legal action against the premises owner in question, their legal status in regard to them being able to enter the property needs to be questioned.

Suffering an injury in the bathroom of a premises

If you have limited mobility or have a disability, visiting bathrooms on public premises can be a challenge. Premises owners are required to provide accessible facilities so that disabled people can use the bathroom safely and with ease. However, sometimes premises owners are negligent in the maintenance of bathroom facilities, and injuries can occur as a result.

Protecting yourself after an injury at a friend's house

Injuries can occur in any place where there are hazards. This could be in a supermarket, a movie theater or even at a friend's house. While it is likely that you already know that you have the potential to make a legal claim for an injury on a public premises, you may not know that it is also possible to do if you become injured at a friend's home.

Can a premises be held responsible for a lack of repair?

When you are doing grocery shopping or wandering around a shopping mall, it is likely that you will be more concerned about finding the items you want to purchase than about any hidden dangers that might be present on the premises. This is because we have the right to expect that the premises we enter will be reasonably safe.

How quickly does a hazard need to be fixed on a premises?

When in a store, restaurant or shopping mall, the premises owner has the responsibility to keep it as safe as possible for you and all other guests. However, hazards and dangers will arise from time to time on a premises. While the law does not expect any given premises to be completely free of hazards and dangers, it does demand that premises owners do what is reasonably possible in order to attend to the hazards and prevent an accident or an injury from occurring.

Reasons why stair accidents happen

We tend to use stairs in almost any type of building or premises that we encounter. We often use many different staircases every day, and it is likely that we do not even notice when we are doing so. Using stairs is such an automatic activity for many of us that we expect the steps to be uniform in height and to be safe for use. Therefore, when they are not as we expect them to be, accidents and injuries can occur as a result.

Claiming damages after being injured at a party

When you are present on another person's property as a welcome visitor or as a guest, the owner of the premises has the duty to do whatever is reasonably necessary in order to keep you safe. This holds true for house parties that are held at a home. It is true that when alcohol is involved, parties can become hazardous. However, the host of the party and the premises owner must ensure that everyone is kept safe and that those who are intoxicated do not have further access to alcohol on the premises in order to avoid potential injuries.

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