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Swimming Pools Laws and Liabilities Round Up

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By Christopher Coble, Esq. on June 22, 2015 4:02 PM

Summer is officially here! This means it's time to clean out the swimming pool, dust off the swimming suits, and dive in!

However, the pleasures of swimming pools are balanced with a host of dangers that could mean a lot of liability for swimming pool owners and injuries for visitors.

So, here is a round-up of our best swimming pool articles to help you prepare for swimming season:

Owners' Liabilities

Swimmers' Injuries

  • If I Slip and Fall at a Pool, Can I Sue? -- Water doesn't always stay in the pool. Swimmers getting in and out of pools and splashing inevitably cause floors to be wet and slippery and raise the chances of a slip and fall. If you've been injured at a swimming pool you may be eligible for damages if you can prove negligence.
  • Injured at a Public Pool? 3 Tips for Filing a Claim or Lawsuit -- If you're injured at a private pool, you'd sue the owner in court. However, if you're injured at a public pool, there are often extra hurdles to jump over when suing the government.
  • Are Hotel Pool Liability Waivers Enforceable? -- Think you can't sue because of a liability waiver? Think again. Depending on the circumstances of your injury and the wording of the waiver, the hotel may still be held liable if you're injured at a hotel pool.

If you've been injured at a swimming pool, or a guest has been injured at your swimming pool this summer, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney for help.

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