Determining Liability for a Swimming Pool Accident

Determining Liability for a Swimming Pool Accident

You may or may not be surprised to learn that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children between the ages of 1 and 4 and the second leading cause of accidental death among children between the ages of 1 and 14. For every death, there are also 1-4 non-fatal submersion accidents that result in hospitalization. So why exactly are pools so dangerous? Although swimming is a popular pastime in California, many people do not realize just how hazardous an unkempt pool can be for children and adults alike. Not only does the water pose a significant threat to unexperienced or unsupervised swimmers, but unsafe walkways and defective handrails could also have untold consequences.

For this reason, it is imperative that all pool owners and operators put their visitors' safety first—including those who allow children to play in or around their backyard pools. Should they fail to do so, they could be held accountable for any injuries that are suffered on the premises as a result. Instances of pool owner negligence may include, but are not limited to, the following circumstances:

  • Failing to supervise young or inexperienced swimmers
  • Failing to post necessary warning signs (i.e. "no diving")
  • Failing to conduct routine maintenance or regular cleanings
  • Failing to construct a self-locking fence around the pool
  • Failing to utilize an adequate number of lifeguards
  • Failing to replace broken or defective ladders / handrails
  • Failing to put protective coverings over hazardous drains

If you or your child has been injured or killed in a swimming pool accident as a result of any of the aforementioned factors, you should not hesitate to discuss your case with the Modesto personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro. You may be entitled to financial compensation for the harm that you have suffered, so there is no reason why you should wait any longer to retain the professional legal assistance that you will need; our dedicated legal team will stop at nothing to hold the negligent pool owner accountable and recover the damages that you deserve. All you have to do is reach out to our firm today to find out if we can help. Your initial consultation won't cost you a thing when you give us a call at 209-803-5117 or fill out a free case evaluation form online.

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