If you own a pool and someone drowns or suffers serious injuries, you could be held liable. This is why it is important, especially if you have children visiting your home, that you take steps to insure the personal safety of your guests.
Each year, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 14 in the United States.
As the fall begins and less people are frequenting pools, it may be a good time to take safety precautions in and around your pool, and do maintenance, to prevent a tragedy from occurring in the future.
If you have a pool, there are several things you can do, including placing a fence around your property, having latching gates, having alarms, having drain covers and making sure all your equipment is in order. Additionally, if you own a pool, it may be a good idea to take a CPR safety course.
Sadly, in August, a Clinton child nearly drowned after falling into a swimming pool. According to WATE-TV, the child, 2, fell into the pool and needed to be transported to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, where he received treatment for critical injuries.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing, but it appears to have occurred at a family member’s home.
Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Following a Pool Accident?
Remember, if you own a pool, you should have life-saving equipment nearby, including personal floating equipment and first aid kits. You should also have a homeowner’s insurance policy that covers pool accidents in the event a tragedy occurs.
If you or your loved one ever suffers serious personal injuries in a pool accident, contact us today. Our Nashville premises liability lawyer has decades of experience assisting victims. Call us at (615) 845-6141.
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