Avoiding Pool Area Injuries and Lawsuits
If you are a property owner, you are legally responsible for the safety of everyone who enters your property. As such, if someone comes to your home and slips on a patch of ice, or falls because of a broken step, you can be forced to cover any medical bills that the victim incurs.
One area of the home that especially lends itself to accident, and that homeowners must be very careful of, is the pool area. While having a pool can be an incredible joy, it also brings with it certain hazards and responsibilities that the property owner must be aware of in order to ensure the safety of every family member and visitor.
Ways To Keep Your Pool Safe
One of the easiest ways to ensure pool safety is to have someone monitoring the pool at all times. This way, should an accident occur, the victim will receive timely help which can dramatically decrease the severity of any injuries. Additionally, any unsafe behavior can be stopped or discouraged before an accident takes place.
In order to prevent an accident from occurring in the first place, the area surrounding the pool should be kept clear of debris and standing water. Many pool area accidents are slip and fall accidents that take place when someone slips in a puddle of water that has splashed out of the pool or when he or she trips over pool-related toys or instruments that have been left lying around. By clearing away these items, the chances of a slip and fall accident decrease substantially.
Finally, you should be sure to have proper safety equipment near your pool at all times. Again, you can dramatically decrease the impact that a pool area accident will have if you are able to react immediately to the situation with the proper safety tools.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a pool area accident, contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to discuss your legal rights and options.