San Diego Lack of Supervision Lawyers
There are a number of benefits associated with owning a swimming pool or hot tub, but there is also a tremendous responsibility associated with that ownership. Not only are pool owners required to care for the pool and make sure it is safe for swimmers of all ages, but they are also required to supervise or provide adequate supervision for anyone swimming or using a hot tub. When a swimming pool owner is negligent in this duty, the consequences can be disastrous.
If you have been hurt in a swimming pool accident or your loved one has tragically died because a property owner failed to render sufficient supervision, legal action may be appropriate. Contact the San Diego swimming pool accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 to schedule a free consultation.
Why Pool Supervision is Important
Personal swimming pools are some of the most dangerous places for young children. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children between the ages of 1 and 4, and it is the second leading cause of accidental death in children between the ages of 1 and 14. Swimming pool owners should make sure to:
- Always have a supervisor or lifeguard whenever someone is in the pool or hot tub
- Put up a fence around the pool to prevent wandering children from falling in
- Teach children how to safely swim
- Enforce swimming pool rules such as “no running”
Some property owners try to insulate themselves from legal responsibility by posting signs that warn no lifeguard is present, but this does not eliminate their liability altogether. For help determining whether you may have a case, it is advisable to consult with a knowledgeable attorney.
The medical bills associated with a swimming pool accident or near drowning can be oppressive, and you should not have to bear them when you or your loved one has been hurt as a result of a property owner’s lack of supervision. Contact the San Diego lack of supervision lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123 today to learn how a civil lawsuit may be beneficial in this trying time.