Summer is a time of fun and relaxation for many families. However, all too often, these happy times are ruined for the family of an individual who is injured or killed in an accident involving a swimming pool.
Swimming pools can be excellent sources of relaxation and exercise, especially during the hot summer months, but there are serious risks associated with pools that need to be understood so that you and your loved ones can stay happy and safe.
Sometimes the design of a pool itself, or of its components, may be a danger for people swimming or playing near the pool. Examples of this may include:
If there is a problem with the design of the pool or with one of its parts, you may be able to hold the manufacturer liable for any damages.
Injuries and deaths that occur in swimming pools could have been prevented with just a little more attention. If you have a pool in your backyard, you may be held liable for any injuries that other individuals sustain while on your property.
Ways to avoid this include:
If a product is dangerous / faulty when you receive it from the manufacturer, they are the liable party should an accident occur. However, if something breaks while you are the owner of it and you fail to properly repair it, you may be held responsible in a premises liability lawsuit.
Examples of poor maintenance that could be a threat to those using your pool may include:
Summer should be a fun and carefree time for not only children, but for adults as well. To keep your family and friends safe, and to remain free from legal liabilities associated with pool accidents, take proactive steps to make sure your backyard pool is safe and secure.