As summer is coming to a close, you may want to fit in your final moments at the swimming pool. However, even though you have likely spent a great deal of time at the pool already this season, it will only benefit you to review standard safety guidelines to prevent an unfortunate accident from occurring. But if you do receive an injury due to no fault of your own, find out how a proficient Howard County personal injury attorney at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can help determine your legal options.
What should I do to avoid a swimming pool injury?
The bottom line is that it is the pool owner’s responsibility to maintain a safe premise for all parties. But regardless, you should take precautions and look out for your safety. To do so, you may want to ask the pool owner the following questions to avoid an injury:
- Can you point out where the shallow parts of the pool are located, where diving may be dangerous?
- Can you point out where the deep parts of the pool are located, where standing may be difficult?
- Can you confirm that you will not offer alcohol or drugs to those who intend on swimming?
- Can you confirm that you or someone else will attend to minor children in or around the swimming pool?
- Can you confirm that you or someone else is trained to perform CPR in case of an emergency?
- Can you confirm that you will keep electronic devices away from the swimming pool?
Do I have a premises liability case if I received a swimming pool injury?
If you received an injury due to a swimming pool accident caused by the property owner’s negligence, you may have a valid premises liability claim. If successful, you can potentially recover your economic and non-economic damages. Examples read as follows:
- Economic damages:
- The cost of immediate and future medical treatment.
- The cost of your life care services.
- The cost of your lost past and future wages.
- Non-economic damages:
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium.
- Mental anguish.
To recover such damages, you must satisfy the burden of proof. This is evidence that proves that your injury is directly correlated to your accident and the pool owner’s negligence. Examples ready as follows:
- A copy of the police report that was conducted at the scene of the accident.
- Photos and videos of the scene, including your injuries, damages, and hazardous conditions that contributed to your accident.
- The contact information of witnesses so that they can later provide witness testimony.
- Any relevant medical bills and documents.
- Any available security camera footage.
If you need help with gathering this evidence, contact a talented attorney at our personal injury law firm in Howard County today.
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If you or a family member has sustained severe injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.