Who’s Responsible For a Slip and Fall at a Pool?
Pool operators and property owners have a duty to keep visitors safe. If you have slipped and fallen at a public swimming pool, you may be wondering who ends up paying for your injury care? In some cases, you may have to. But in situations where there is evidence of negligence on behalf of the owner or pool operator, it may constitute a personal injury lawsuit.
When meeting with a lawyer about your situation, responsibility is going to be assessed. The owner or operator of the pool has a duty to keep you safe. But if you were injured, and you’re not at fault, you need to prove the following elements applied:
- Breach of Duty
- Resulting Damages/Injury
The pool operator has a duty to notify visitors of dangers associated with the pool, and proper signage must be hung in readily visible areas. If there was a breach of duty in providing reasonable safety, it may be the pool owner’s responsibility to pay for the victim’s injuries. An example in which the pool owner may have failed to offer a safe environment is if there were not suitable mats placed on particularly slippery surfaces or areas of the pool.
As mentioned above, a pool owner must take certain precautions to keep surfaces from being so slippery that they are dangerous and pose a hazard for visitors. If the owner did not do that, they may have to pay for your slip and fall injury treatment and other damages.
As a Personal Injury Lawyer from The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt would recommend to new clients, taking action now and early on can help you get the most out of your slip and fall injury claim. While we cannot completely prevent being in an accident, when another party was at-fault for what happened, they can be held liable by law.