Before diving into a swimming pool, you must practice caution and learn how you can avoid a potential accident. Find out how a Port St. Lucie premises liability lawyer at The Florida Personal Injury Law Team can determine if you have a valid case.
What should I do to avoid a swimming pool accident?
If a pool owner invites you as a guest to their property, they owe it to you to ensure that their premises are nothing but safe. Regardless, it is best that you look out for your own safety. To do so, you should ask the pool owner the following questions to avoid an accident:
- Can you point out where the shallow parts of the pool are located, where diving may be dangerous?
- Can you point out where the deep parts of the pool are located, where standing may be difficult?
- Can you ensure that you will not offer alcohol or drugs to those who intend on swimming?
- Can you ensure that you or someone else will attend to minor children in or around the swimming pool?
- Can you ensure that you or someone else is trained to perform CPR in case of an emergency?
- Can you ensure that you will keep electronic devices away from the swimming pool?
Do I have a premises liability case if I was involved in a swimming pool accident?
If you received an injury due to a swimming pool accident caused by the property owner’s negligence, you may have a premises liability case on your hands. With a successful case, you can receive the financial compensation you rightfully deserve for your economic and non-economic damages, such as the following:
- Economic damages:
- The cost of immediate and future medical treatment.
- The cost of your life care services.
- The cost of your lost past and future wages.
- Non-economic damages:
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium.
- Mental anguish.
To recover such damages, you must satisfy the burden of proof. This means that you must provide enough evidence that your injuries and other damages have a direct correlation with the accident and the pool owner’s negligence. Appropriate evidence to gather reads as follows:
- A copy of the police report that was filled out at the scene of the accident.
- Photos and videos of the scene, including your injuries, damages, and hazardous conditions that contributed to your accident.
- The contact information of witnesses so that they can later provide a witness testimony.
- Any relevant medical bills and documents.
- Any available security camera footage.
If you need assistance with obtaining this evidence, contact a St. Lucie County personal injury lawyer today.
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