As a swimming pool owner, irrespective of the private or public settings, there is an obvious chance that you can face liability or legal detention for mishaps in your swimming pool. However, as the owner of the swimming pool, you are not liable for mishaps that occur in the swimming pool as the existence of liability in terms of legal perspective is dependent on the effect of multiple factors.
Most swimming pool owners impound the responsibility for the mishaps which caused the injury.
Atlanta premises liability lawyer is here to provide you with guidance against any liability or if you seek compensation against the owner for the injuries in the swimming pool.
Young children and adults are at risk of different swimming injuries, which can occur in the blink of an eye due to slippery floors, leaked currents in the water body, and the potential risk of chemical hazards, which can pose a danger of legal liability for you owning the pool.
Anyone, irrespective of age, is vulnerable to the following injuries they might have to endure due to any mishap.
Getting swamped in the water
Drowning is the most common danger associated with swimming, caused by suffocation from being engulfed in the water. Instant death or death caused within 24 hours after being drowned in water is considered death by drowning. A lack of swimming skills or exhaustion from fatigue mostly causes drowning.
Drowning due to entrapment
Many pools consist of suction chambers that filter dirt and debris in the water, possibly potentially entrapping a swimmer of young age or a swimmer with moderate body size. The ladders and the dividing ropes pose a danger of the swimmer getting entangled with them and losing control of the body, which might make them drown.
Improper use of swimming pool slides can lead to severe physical impediments as the inappropriate landing angle of the user might drop them in the shallow end of the water, causing them to hurt their head or upper body. Inadequate lubrication of slides can lead to burns to the body due to friction. The use of a diving board in the waterbody below 7.5 to 9 feet can cause harm to the diver’s head which might lead to partial paralysis due to a blow to the head.
Some major impediments can be caused due to chemicals used and also due to leakage of current in the water body.