What Are Pool Safety Tips to Follow this Fourth of July?

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You may be invited over to someone’s swimming pool this Fourth of July. But you must understand that your holiday weekend may be easily curbed by a swimming pool accident. You may even have to go as far as filing a personal injury claim against the swimming pool owner. Continue reading to learn what pool safety tips to keep in mind this Fourth of July and how an experienced Tampa slip and fall lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can lay out your next steps.

What are swimming pool safety tips to keep in mind this Fourth of July?

You may think of swimming as an activity that anyone can easily participate in. But there may be dangers left and right if a swimming pool owner does not keep their premises safe. Simultaneously, swimmers must do everything in their power to stay safe. That said, below are some swimming pool safety tips to follow this Fourth of July:

  • Ask the swimming pool owner if they have the proper drain covers and other devices inside the pool.
  • Ask the swimming pool owner if they are certified in CPR, or if anyone they invited is.
  • Keep small children away from circling around the swimming pool, or from going in unattended.
  • Keep electronic devices away from the swimming pool, so as to avoid electrocution.
  • Identify where the shallow part of the swimming pool start and stops, so as to avoid diving there.
  • Identify where the deep part of the swimming pool start and stops, so as to avoid drowning there.
  • Do not go inside the swimming pool if you have been drinking alcohol.

What should I do if I am injured in another party’s swimming pool?

It is unfortunate that you may incur serious injuries and damages in another party’s swimming pool even after practicing an abundance of caution. With this, you must prove their negligence in a personal injury claim. More specifically, you must justify the following statements as true:

  1. A swimming pool owner held a duty of care in maintaining their premises.
  2. A swimming pool owner knew or should have reasonably known about a hazard on their premises.
  3. A swimming pool owner breached their duty of care by failing to fix or clear the hazard from their premises.
  4. You were involved in a swimming pool accident as a direct result of the hazard on their premises.
  5. You are suffering from serious injuries and damages as a direct result of your swimming pool accident.

You must understand that there are established laws to protect you in your current situation. So please do yourself a favor and retain the services of a skilled Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer from Merricks Law Group, P.A. today.

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