Summer time is coming and that means sunshine, and a lot of it, hot, hot, hot weather, and of course, pool parties, swimming, and sunbathing. With this in mind, the perfect oasis for summer-time recreation and relaxation is often found in waterparks and near swimming pools. Whether private or public, the wet surfaces and unforgiving concrete pool decks of these facilities can provide hazards for a slip and fall injury. A few of the most common pool related slip and fall injuries include the following:
While such injuries are rare in relation to the number of individuals and families actually visiting pools and waterparks during the summer, there has already been 40 reported water related incidents in Maricopa and Pinal Counties from January 1, 2016 – May 20, 2016. That being said, it is important for pool owners to recognize that under the premise liability theory, they may be held responsible for any injuries that occur in or around their pools. Yikes! So, while there is no way to avoid accidents completely, listed below are some basic precautions to ensure that friends and family stay safe while enjoying pool time:
Environments surrounding water make for great summer-time activities for individuals and families alike. Under the unfortunate circumstance in which an injury does occur in or around another’s pool, the landowner or business proprietor may be liable. If the injury is the result of inadequate care or the failure to follow safety regulations, a personal injury claim for negligence may be made. In such a scenario, be sure to take the following steps if you are able to:
If you or a family member suffers an injury at a swimming pool or waterpark due to an unsafe condition, you will need aggressive personal injury lawyers to represent you. Because the personal injury process can be a complicated one, you will want to have an accomplished legal team examining your case, collecting evidence, and protecting your rights. Give us a call at (602) 726-0747.