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Written by AskTheLawyers.com™ on behalf of Jonathan Jamieson with Phillips Law Group.
Swimming pool accidents account for one of the most common types of premises liability cases, especially in states that frequently experience extreme heat. In warmer climates, swimming pools provide a fun and relaxing break from the heat, but can also present significant dangers. It is imperative that swimming pool owners and managers take every precaution to prevent avoidable swimming pool accidents from occurring.
Arizona is no stranger to swimming pool accidents; in fact, according to the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, it ranked 4th among all 50 states for drowning deaths among children from the ages of 1 to 4 years old. Unfortunately, children are particularly susceptible to swimming pool injuries and drowning due to a lack of strength, swimming ability, and knowledge of water safety. If you or a loved one were injured or died in a swimming pool accident, reach out to a premises liability attorney as soon as possible.
Homeowners and property management companies are two of the parties considered to owe a duty of care toward anyone who enters their pool. This includes invited guests, family members, and even those who wander into the property without permission—especially children. Not all homeowners policies cover swimming pools, so it’s a good idea to contact your insurance provider to learn more about your coverage options if you have purchased a pool.
Recommended precaution for pool owners or managers include but are not limited to the following:
If you or a loved one were injured in a swimming pool accident and believe the injury could have been avoided with reasonable attention to safety, you might be eligible to file a premises liability claim. To learn more about swimming pool accidents, swimming pool liability, or for help filing, reach out to a premises liability attorney in your area.
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