The warmer summer months mean that many people will seek relief from the heat in private or public swimming pools. As fun and relaxing as swimming may be, it also can result in significant injury. All water-based activities carry some risk, and it is important for people to know how they can best keep themselves and their loved ones safe. If a person is injured at a swimming pool, he or she may be able to recover damages through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. Determining who is at fault in a pool liability case can be extremely complicated, which is why it is important to retain an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an injury. The lawyers of Shane Smith Law are dedicated to helping people injured by the negligence of others recover from their losses.
There are certain steps that pool owners can take to keep their pools as safe as possible. These steps include the following:
- Install a fence around the pool
- Ensure that all gates have locks
- Make sure that children are supervised
- Learn CPR
- Have flotation devices available
- Do not let intoxicated guests swim
- Enforce a buddy system
- Ensure that pool depth is marked
Making sure that your pool is as safe as possible will ensure that your guests have fun safely. If you sustain an injury in a pool that has safety issues, you may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Injuries sustained at both public and private pools may be compensable An attorney can help you determine whether and against whom you may have a claim.
Contact a Clayton County Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pool accident, you should contact an experienced Clayton County personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Potential sources of recovery in pool injury cases include the pool owner, maintenance company, manufacturer, or manufacturer of pool equipment, just to name a few. The lawyers of Shane Smith Law are here to help. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at (980) 246-2656.