The owner of a swimming pool must uphold their duty of care in ensuring that their premises are clear of any potential hazards. At the same time, you hold some sort of responsibility in practicing caution when swimming in their pool. Otherwise, an accident is more prone to occur. Follow along to find out the common causes of swimming pool accidents and how one of the proficient Howard County slip and fall accident attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can protect you in this case.
What are the common causes of swimming pool accidents in the state of Maryland?
Considering yourself an adequate swimmer may not be enough to remain safe in or around a swimming pool. That is, unexpected hazards may make you a victim of a slip and fall accident or otherwise a personal injury accident. Examples of common causes are as follows:
- There may be electronic devices in or around a swimming pool and you ultimately get electrocuted.
- There may be no signage for a shallow section of a swimming pool and you ultimately hit your head from diving.
- There are hazardous chemicals added to a swimming pool and you ultimately get burned.
What are the common causes of swimming pool accidents among small children?
If you take your small children to another party’s swimming pool, they must be supervised at all times. This is because small children are, unfortunately, more prone to swimming pool accidents. Examples of common causes are as follows:
- Small children may get trapped by an uncovered filter, a pool toy, or a float and ultimately drown.
- Small children may not be wearing the correct floatation devices and ultimately drown.
- Small children may slip and fall on an unsecured diving board, pool slide, or stowaway ladder.
Do I have a personal injury claim on my hands?
Put simply, you may have a personal injury claim on your hands after your swimming pool accident if you can confirm the following circumstances as true:
- The owner of a swimming pool owed you a duty of care in maintaining their premises.
- The owner of a swimming pool knew or should have reasonably known about a hazard on their premises.
- The owner of a swimming pool breached their duty of care by failing to fix or clear the hazard promptly.
- You became involved in a swimming pool accident after encountering the hazard.
- You are now suffering from serious injuries and damages as a direct result of your swimming pool accident.
You must understand that there are certain laws to protect you in a situation like this. So please do yourself a favor and retain the services of a talented Howard County personal injury attorney from Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.