Because of the hard surfaces, water, and crowding, there is great potential for injuries on swimming pool property, both public and private. Injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises, to major disabilities and death. In the event that a guest is injured while on swimming pool property, the owner of the property may be liable if negligent.
Owners of swimming pools open to the public are typically required to obtain proper permits. Additionally, the property owner may also need to obtain an operator’s certificate from the state's health department.
It is the responsibility of the swimming pool property owner to ensure that the swimming pool environment is safe and free from potential dangers. To help avoid liability for an injury, property owner should routinely inspect property, eliminate any dangers discovered and warn guests of any dangers.
Injured guests should take into account all parties that may be held accountable for negligence. Besides the property owner, others who might be named in a lawsuit include:
- Another patron
- Supervisory personnel
- Government agency
Before filing a lawsuit against a governmental agency, a notice of claim must be sent to that agency. Also, there may be a shorter period of time allowed to file a claim against a governmental agency than with a non-governmental agency.
If you or someone you love has been injured, our Texas personal injury attorneys have the experience and resources to help you through this difficult time and obtain just compensation for your injuries. Please call 800-248-6000 or contact us for a free consultation.