Though they are intended for recreation, swimming pools can become hazardous without adequate upkeep and supervision. In fact, unintentional drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children ages 1–14. A majority of these unfortunate accidents happen in swimming pools at hotels, resorts, casinos, and aquatic centers. Worse yet, even those who survive drowning-related injuries often sustain life-altering brain damage due to hypoxia. Because of the immense risks associated with pools, residential and commercial property owners have a legal obligation to keep their swimming facilities safe and secure.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a swimming pool accident caused by a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact one of the experienced premises liability lawyers at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to schedule a free case consultation!
Unintentional drownings can happen for a wide variety of reasons. However, when they occur in a swimming pool, it is, more often than not, due to a property owner’s negligence. Some of the most common causes of swimming pool-related injuries include the following.
Whether at a private residence, resort, casino, recreational center, or apartment complex, pool owners can be held liable for injuries caused to patrons of their swimming facilities. Typically, Nevada premises liability laws state that property owners can only be held responsible for patron/visitor injuries if any of the following are proven.
However, per Nevada law, swimming pools are classified as an “attractive nuisance” to children. This classification means that pool owners are legally obligated to prevent children who can’t comprehend the risk of drowning from gaining access to their swimming facilities. For example, if a child trespasses on a residential or commercial property and drowns, the property owner could be held liable for failing to fence off their deck, cover the pool, etc.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury in a swimming pool accident due to the negligence of a property owner, there are numerous economic and non-economic damages you can seek as compensation. Some of the most common compensable damages victims may pursue include the following.
Unfortunately, property owners may attempt to cover up accidents or remediate hazards before victims can file their premises liability claim. Worse yet, victims may find themselves up against a team of corporate lawyers and be forced to settle for less than they’re rightfully owed in situations where they were injured on a commercial property. Fortunately, our experienced litigation attorneys are here to back you up and protect your claim. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable premises liability attorney and take the first step towards obtaining maximum compensation!