Swimming in the summertime is a favorite pastime all around the country, but very often, accidents happen. With the Fourth of July and barbecue season approaching, if you are a pool owner, there are several precautions you must take to ensure everyone’s safety. If you are someone who believes he or she was injured in a pool accident due to another party’s negligence to uphold these pool rules and regulations, you should contact an experienced attorney today, as you may qualify for compensation. This compensation may be used to cover your medical bills and more.
What are the different types of swimming pool accidents?
There are many different ways an accident may occur at a swimming pool. Here are some of the most common types of swimming pool accidents:
- Diving board injuries
- Water park injuries
- Trip and fall injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Limb injuries, such as broken bones or lacerations
Any of these occurrences may lead to serious health problems, or even death. If you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, we understand this is no laughing matter. This is why if you find yourself in one of these situations, you must take action immediately.
What are attractive nuisance laws?
In Florida, swimming pools are considered an “attractive nuisance.” This means they attract neighbors, children and trespassers. It is for this reason that if you are a swimming pool owner, you must ensure you take all the necessary precautions. Here are some of the precautions you may take:
- Have a fence around your pool with a locking gate
- Have signs with safety warnings available for use. If the pool deck is wet, it is important you notify all persons there, as this is a potential swimming hazard.
- Never leave a child unattended
- If the water is too deep to stand in, ensure all parties know how to swim
- Ensure everyone is swimming sober
- Tell all parties to avoid drains and openings that cause suction
How do you recover compensation if you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to another person’s negligence?
In order to prove another party’s negligence in the event of a swimming pool accident, you must satisfy the burden of proof. If you are involved in a swimming pool accident, then the first thing you should do is take pictures or video documenting the incident, if at all possible. Photographic evidence is one of the best means to prove another party’s negligence. You should also get checked by a medical professional as soon as possible. Even if you do not feel intense pain at the moment, some injuries take a couple days to set in, so it is important you receive medical care. It is also equally important that you receive medical paperwork documenting the injuries you have sustained. This may also help you satisfy the burden of proof in your case.
Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys
Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a healthcare professional, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today.