TYPES OF SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENTS:
- INADEQUATE FENCING AROUND THE POOLCalifornia laws directs any pool owner whether private or public to follow specific rules regarding fencing. Pool owners are expected to have a privacy fence of a certain height with a locking gate. Swimming pools are referred as “an attractive nuisance,” because children naturally get attracted towards swimming pools, and if there is no proper fencing, there are high chances some unfortunate eventuality will happen. Children in their excitement do not worry about the dangers associated with swimming unsupervised. Having an unlocked gate or having inadequate fencing around the pool can result in a premises liability claim under California law. Inadequate fencing can also result in slip and fall accidents on the wet pool deck.
- CHEMICAL BURNSAnother case of swimming pool accident could be case of chemical burns. To sanitize the pool, owners are required to use a combination of chemicals to maintain safe pH levels in the pool. Wrong combination of chemicals can be harmful. Unattended storing of these chemicals can lead to chemical burns among children and adults. Liability of such incidents lies on the owners of the property or maintenance company. In case of public pool, the liability falls on the government.
- NEGLIGENT SUPERVISIONPublic and even private swimming pools should have a lifeguard on duty. Lifeguards are supposed to ensure that the rules of the pool are followed. If they overlook a hazardous situation or an individual in distress in the pool, it could be treated as a case of negligent supervision.
We at Khashan Law are familiar with the serious injuries arising out of swimming pool accidents. We have been fighting cases for our clients and have successfully obtained justice and received compensations for a number of swimming pool accident victims suffering from serious brain injuries, head trauma, paralysis, spinal cord injuries etc.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of a swimming pool accident, you can file a premises liability lawsuit or lawsuit for damages against the pool owner or Maintenance Company. Under the California law, it is the responsibility of the victim of the swimming pool accident to prove negligence on part of the owner or Maintenance Company was the cause of serious injuries and damages.
The premises of the California liability law is complex, hence it is important that you involve a competent lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced, and who knows how to represent clients with swimming pool accident cases.
If your or a family member has been injured in a swimming pool accident which could have been prevented, then our specialised team of lawyers at Khashan Law firm can work on your case and help you relieve your financial strain by fighting for your compensation from the guilty parties. Contact us for a free consultation at (951) 461-2387.