Swimming pools are great for cooling off and having fun in warmer weather, but without proper safety precautions, swimming pools can be a dangerous place. Drowning is of particular concern when it comes to swimming pools. Those who have pools on their property must make every effort to keep their pools and those around their pools as safe as reasonably possible. When a drowning has occurred due to a property owner's negligence, premises liability laws can help hold the responsible party legally and financially liable. To learn more about your legal rights regarding premises liability and drowning, contact our Provo, UT law firm, Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton.
It almost goes without saying that death is the biggest danger of drowning, but not all drowning accidents are fatal. Non-fatal drowning accidents can still be devastating to a victim's health and may result in serious medical conditions. Some of these medical conditions include loss of basic body functions, long-term disabilities, learning disabilities, and memory problems.
There are many precautions swimming pool owners can and should take to keep those on their property safe from drowning. When proper precautions aren't taken, the risk of drowning and other pool-related injuries increases. The following issues can contribute to fatal or non-fatal drowning accidents:
Premises liability laws hold property owners reasonably responsible for the safety of those who enter their property. Both public and private pool owners have a duty to make every reasonable effort to keep adults and children safe around their pools, including:
If a drowning accident has occurred due to the negligence on the part of the pool owner, there may be grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. In order to determine if there is a premises liability case, it's important to contact an attorney. A premises liability attorney can help seek compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drowning or other swimming pool accident, you may be entitled to legal compensation. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the premises liability attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton.