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The law on swimming pool injuries

Swimming pools are a fun activity, yet they're responsible for many accidents and deaths each year in the United States. Swimming pool accidents are often the result of negligence by the owner of the premises. In filing a damages claim, the law is different depending on the seriousness of the injury, and whether it took place in a private home or a commercial property.

This blog will give a brief overview of the dangers that swimming pools present, and what your rights may be if you have been involved in a swimming pool incident.

Common swimming pool injuries

One common swimming pool injury occurs when a person dives or jumps into the pool and hits his or her head on the floor of the pool. This can lead to a serious brain injury and can often be due to the swimmer not being informed on the depth of the pool.

Other injuries include traumatic brain injury (TBI), disembowelment and evisceration. Swimming pool accidents are particularly prevalent in children. Drowning or submersion injuries can occur, and the risk of injury is higher if a lifeguard is not present.

Your legal rights

There are specific laws that refer to the regulations of swimming pools and the rights of those affected by negligence or dangerous circumstances.

Manufacturers, sellers and installers of pools and spas must abide by strict regulations. Owners of the pool also must ensure that the environment of the swimming pool being used is safe.

If you or a loved one have been injured while in a swimming pool, there are avenues for you to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages. An experienced attorney can provide more information.

Source: Findlaw, "Swimming pool injuries," accessed Aug. 02, 2017

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