With Memorial Day behind us, most people have opened their pools for the summer. Swimming pools can be great fun, however, pool owners must exercise caution before inviting others over to swim. Please continue reading to learn more about pool safety, and feel free to give our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys a call if you have been wrongly injured in a negligent party’s swimming pool.
Important Pool Safety Tips
Pool owners are responsible for the safety of all those who enter their pools. Some of the most important precautions all pool owners should take are as follows:
- Ensure children are never left in the water unattended.
- Ensure that if children are too short to stand in the pool that they are equipped with the appropriate flotation devices.
- Pool owners must swim sober, and ensure all others are doing so as well.
- Ensure nobody is using electronic devices around, and especially in, the pool.
- Inform all swimmers whether there is a safe diving area.
- Pool owners must ensure the necessary drain covers are installed.
- There must always be fencing, barriers, and alarms where necessary to prevent children from accidentally entering the pool.
- If a pool owner has an above-ground pool, he or she must always stow away the portable ladder when the pool is not in use.
- Pool owners should know CPR.
What should I do if I am injured in a swimming pool accident?
If you are injured in a swimming pool accident due to a negligent pool owner, there are many things you can do to increase your chances of winning a premises liability lawsuit in the future. The first thing you should do is call 911, as they will send an ambulance to provide you with the immediate medical treatment you may need. From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, as the pool owner may try and clear them away or fix them before police arrive. Next, ask all witnesses for their contact information, and ensure you receive a copy of your doctor’s prognosis, detailing the origin of your injuries and how they will affect your life going forward. Finally, you should reach out to a knowledgeable Jacksonville personal injury attorney who will gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known, about the unsafe conditions, failed to take action to fix them and that you were injured and suffered significant damages as a result. We are ready to help you.
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