If you are a person who spends most of their summer holiday in a swimming pool, you should be well versed in the safety guidelines surrounding this activity. But regardless, if you injured yourself because of another party’s unsafe swimming pool conditions, you may have a premises liability claim on your hands. Read on to learn how a seasoned Chesterfield County premises liability lawyer at The Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. can help you in retaining the financial compensation you rightfully deserve for your damages.
What are swimming pool tips that I should consider to practice safety?
In the state of South Carolina, property owners are responsible for ensuring their premises are safe. But to confirm this safety, you as a participant in the swimming pool should follow the below safety tips:
- Confirm that you and every other swimmer are aware of where the shallow parts of the pool are located.
- Be sure that you never leave a child unattended in or around the swimming pool.
- Confirm that the property owner or someone else present is trained to perform CPR in case of an emergency.
- Do not swim while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be sure that electronic devices are not placed near the swimming pool.
- Check that the proper covers, alarms, barriers, and fencing is surrounding the swimming pool.
- Check that the swimming pool has drain covers.
- Confirm that you and every other swimmer can swim properly in the parts of the pool that are too deep to comfortably stand in.
- Be sure that you stow away the portable latter when the swimming pool is not in use so that children do not have access.
What should I do if I am involved in a swimming pool accident?
If you were injured in a swimming pool due to the negligence of the property owner, you may have grounds to file a premises liability claim. With this type of personal injury claim, you must satisfy the burden of proof and show that the property owner owed you a duty of care that they breached, which ultimately resulted in your accident and sustained damages. Such proof can be what follows:
- Photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including any unsafe swimming pool conditions.
- Medical documentation relating to your treatment after the accident.
- Witness testimony from those who saw your accident occur.
- Surveillance footage of the accident.
- A copy of the police report that was filed at the scene.
Notably, the statute of limitations for a premises liability claim in South Carolina is three years from the date of your accident. So, before it is too late, contact a Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer today.
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