Updated: Jan 28
The Most Common Causes Of Pool Accidents In California
It's easy to blame pool accidents on the swimmers themselves. However, it's very possible that accidents happen due to someone else's—like the pool owner, the lifeguard, and the staff—negligence.
Before you start blaming yourself for your injuries, consider a few factors that may be blamed on the people who own, maintain, or manage the property.
These factors are the same ones our clients and prescreened Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys In Los Angeles have to deal with.
The following are a few of the most common reasons for swimming pool accidents:
1. Inadequate Barriers And Fences (Or Lack Thereof)
It's no secret that unsupervised or unattended pools and spas are dangerous for children and weak swimmers.
As a result, when not in use, home and business owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their swimming facilities are adequately protected, covered, or barricaded.
2. The Swimming Area Has Poor Lighting Or Visibility
All swimmers must be able to see everything around them, both within and outside the pool. Not only that, but anyone monitoring or caring for swimmers must be able to see in order to help avoid or stop an accident.