All pool owners should be aware of safety precautions. This is especially so during the popular pool seasons, such as the Fourth of July. With the holiday approaching, it is important to know how to ensure the safety of your guests coming onto your property to swim and celebrate.
Pool Safety Precautions
Pool owners have a big responsibility. Pools have the potential to be extremely dangerous if they are not looked after and used correctly. There are certain steps that must be taken to ensure the safety of others surrounding your pool.
- Never leave a child unattended in the water or near it
- If the pool is deep and guests cannot stand, ensure that they are able to swim properly
- Stay away from drains and ensure pools have drain covers
- Install proper barriers, covers, alarms, and fencing on and around your pool
- If your pool has a portable ladder, stow it away if the pool is not being used. Sometimes, small children who cannot swim are attracted to pools. If the ladder is removed safely, it can prevent the child from climbing into the pool and harming themselves.
- It can be beneficial to know how to perform CPR in the event that someone is drowning
- Swim sober
- Do not allow electronic devices near the pool to avoid electrocution
- Inform swimmers of shallow areas where they cannot dive
Compensation for Swimming Pool Accidents
Sometimes, people do not always take these safety precautions into consideration and fail to ensure the safety of others near or in their pool. When this happens, an accident can occur that may seriously injure a person or cause death. If you were involved in a swimming pool accident due to the negligence of a pool owner, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages incurred as a result. In order to receive this compensation, you are required to prove negligence in a premises liability claim.
When pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, the injured party is required to prove negligence. This can be done by satisfying the burden of proof. To do this, you must show that the accident and your injuries or a loved one’s death was a direct result of the pool owner’s negligent failure to ensure the lawful standard of care and safety. Evidence to prove this can consist of pictures or videos of the pool, medical documentation of any injuries, and witnesses to the incident. Our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys are here to help.
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