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Who Is Responsible In Public Swimming Pool Accidents In Philadelphia?

by The Beasley Firm  |  May 11, 2018  |  

Public swimming pools are all around and as fun as they are, there are important things that people need to know. Whether the swimming pool is at a hotel, on a cruise ship, at a community center, or in any other capacity, there are potential dangers that can be present.

When a danger is present, it can lead to serious harm for anyone who is in or around the swimming pool. Some of these dangers include brain injuries or spinal cord injuries from slip and falls, or even the risk of drowning incidents.

When something like this happens, who is considered responsible? Our Philadelphia swimming pool accident attorneys explain in detail who may be liable and whether legal action may be taken for the injuries sustained.

Who Is Liable?

Liability in swimming pool accidents is dependent on a number of factors, all of which must be determined prior to taking legal action. In many circumstances, however, the property owner will be considered liable for any potential dangers that may exist. Typically, this is for accidents involving:

  • Broken ladders
  • Broken diving boards
  • No warning signs
  • Inattentive lifeguards
  • Overcrowded pools

When something is defective or broken, or when a slip and fall occurs, the owner of the property may be considered liable for any injuries that may occur. Even more important is proving that the property owner was aware of the danger, but did nothing to remedy the situations.

Why Itโ€™s Important to Hire a Philadelphia Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

The laws regarding premises liability are often complex, but they also exist to help protect individuals injured as a result of unnecessary dangers in public areas. Swimming pools should be safe for everyone to use without concern of drain entrapments, defective products, or more.

At The Beasley Firm, we have the necessary experience to guide clients through the difficult process ahead. We know that injured individuals are facing physical, emotional, and financial damage. Our goal is to help ease their mind and seek the compensation they need to move forward.

Call our firm today. We donโ€™t get paid unless you win.

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