Swimming Pool Liability: How Injury Cases Work In Florida?

Swimming Pool Liability: How Injury Cases Work In Florida?

Determining Liability And Swimming Pool Accidents Liability levels for public and private swimming pools have their own legal repercussions. A person is not automatically liable for injuries sustained on their premises and there are stricter rules that a property owner needs to follow. The pool is considered to be a portion of a person’s property and there are rules that come along with this. Invitees Invitees are considered patrons of a public pool and they’re owed the greatest duty of care. Owners are required to maintain and repair tools to prevent injuries to invitees. The owners of public pools are responsible for maintaining the pool and surrounding area, providing adequate signage, posting warnings regarding hazards, providing emergency equipment and providing supervision. Licensees Licensees or guests on private property are invited by homeowners. A homeowner is obligated to warn licensees of any hazards related to their pool as well as maintain the pool. The level of liability that a property owner has is significantly less than public pools. Trespassers A trespasser is not permitted to enter a property or a pool and a pool owner does not owe any duty of care to trespassers unless the trespasser is a child. As both pool operators and homeowners need to deliver a reasonably safe environment, you may have the right to seek damages for a pool injury that you have suffered. If you feel as though you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a breach of duty from a pool owner, it could be wise for you to speak to a personal injury attorney to open a case for damages. Contact us today if you would like more information on the subject! This post was written by Wendy Doyle-Palumbo. Wendy is a personal injury attorney in Pasco County at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. Wendy has over 25 years of experience practicing law and has won several cases in helping those get the compensation that they deserve! The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.  Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information.  This website contains links to other third-party websites.  Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser; the ABA and its members do not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.]]>

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