According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are ten drowning deaths in America every day. In Georgia, clear guidelines establish pool property owner liability. If there is a pool on your property, there are several things you should do to prevent pool-related injuries.
The most important thing any swimming pool property owner must do to guarantee the safety of his or her swimming pool is erect a four-sided fence that prevents un-intended access to the pool area. Owners are responsible for providing proper pool equipment and supervision and may be liable for injuries that result from failures in this area.
For example, a property owner’s failure to repair a broken pool light could create a known pool safety hazard. Injuries caused by failure to provide a line of demarcation between the deep and shallow ends of a pool may also be the responsibility of a property owner.
The most common non-fatal swimming pool injuries include head injuries related to slips and falls or shallow diving that cause traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. Small children can suffer disembowelment and evisceration with accidents involving faulty pool filters. Injuries that are non-fatal can be extremely severe.
If you or your child is involved in a pool-related injury we can help sort through the insurance and liability issues. Contact David Van Sant, an Atlanta personal injury attorney.