Swimming pools are a luxury that people love to take advantage of for recreation, exercise and for health reasons. A swimming pool may be found at many locations... at a residential home, in an apartment or condominium setting, at private clubs, at hotels and resorts, or public parks and recreation areas.
For homeowners with young children or who have their friends over to swim, it is important to understand the safety precautions that may be required by law, as well as maintain proper supervision of all swimmers and guests in and around your swimming pool.
Any time a person, organization, or business owes a duty to maintain a safe swimming environment or monitor the safety of swimmers and fails to meet that duty, the responsible party can be liable for negligence if an injury occurs.
Regardless of where the pool is, the owner and/or manager of the pool assume certain liabilities for guests at the swimming pool. A person, organization, or business that owns and operates a swimming pool has a legal duty to maintain a safe swimming environment or monitor the safety of swimmers and fails to meet that duty, the responsible party can be liable for negligence if an injury occurs.
In some cases, liability for injuries may be deemed to be on a pool manufacturer, installation company, or even a pool repair company if pool materials or equipment are defective, poorly-designed, or poorly-installed.
Regardless of who was liable for swimming pool injuries, the victim and when necessary, the family of the victim deserve justice.
When injuries or drowning occurs at a swimming pool due to another's negligence or carelessness you should seek experienced legal counsel. Your rights must be protected.