Legally, property owners, whether it is a homeowner or an owner of a hotel or pool, have a duty to make sure their pool is safe from known dangers. Further, if they reasonably could have known that their pool would be dangerous, then they have a duty to make sure that the pool is safe.
In order to prevail on a negligent security case involving a pool, you must show the property owner had a duty to keep their pool safe, they breached their duty in some way to you, and that you were injured because of the breach in that duty.
This may or may not be easy to do in a pool case if you believe the homeowner or property owner was not keeping the pool safe. You may have to do a great deal of work, if you do not hire a lawyer, to prove that not enough was done. In many cases, this will include hiring the right expert or experts to prove your case.
COMMON CAUSES FOR SWIMMING POOL AND HOT TUB ACCIDENTS ARE:
- Diving board accidents
- Lack of lifeguards or supervision
- Lifeguards without proper training and CPR understanding
- Lack of fencing to keep young children out of the pool
- Lack of warning signs notifying people of potential dangers
- Lack of a cover
- Lack of lighting
- Lack of signs warning of how shallow the water is
Below are additional ways a property owner, whether that is a homeowner or owner of a property such as a hotel or condo, could be held legally liable for your injuries at a pool:
- Defective pool parts
- A diving board that breaks or does not work properly
- Lack of maintenance to the pool
- Lack of lighting around the pool
- Lack of safety equipment
- No pool ladders