Dangers of Having Improper Supervision at a Pool
Swimming pools are excellent sources of both exercise and fun, especially in the warmer months of the year. Unfortunately, however, sometimes swimming pools can also be dangerous, particularly if there is not adequate supervision near the swimming pool. Failing to provide this proper supervision for anyone using the pool immediately puts all patrons at risk of being seriously injured or harmed. Without such supervision, it is far more likely that a swimming-related injury will occur, which might have been prevented with a little more care on behalf of a pool owner.
Improper supervision can all too easily lead to serious injuries in and around swimming pools. For instance, mishaps and losses that might result from having inadequate supervision near a swimming pool include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Head and neck injuries
- Drain injuries
- Diving board injuries
Any of these injuries could cause extreme pain or discomfort for a visiting swimmer, not to mention might potentially lead to their death. However, because these and other injuries can often be prevented if a pool is properly supervised by a responsible individual, the manager or owner who failed to provide this critical supervision can likely be held liable for the repercussions of an incident or accident.
If a pool owner fails to provide adequate supervision at a swimming pool, our attorneys from Ritter & Associates believe that he or she should be held legally and financially accountable for any injuries that happen subsequently. Call (619) 296-0123 to talk about potential compensation if you or a loved one has suffered through such an experience.