Owners of swimming pools and spas can be held liable for injuries that happen on their property under the legal theory of premises liability.
The dangers of swimming pools are well documented. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that per year, on average, between 2005-2009 there were 4,200 swimming pool or spa-related emergency department treated submersion injuries and 385 pool or spa related fatalities involving children younger than fifteen years of age. Of those incidents, 77 per cent of them happened to a child younger than five years old.
Many of the injuries that can occur in and around swimming pools and spas are life threatening, including electrocution and spinal cord injury, head trauma and broken neck injuries from diving.
Pool and spa owners can be found liable for neglecting a variety of responsibilities, such as:
- Failure to supervise or negligent supervision
- Absence of lifeguards
- Improperly trained lifeguards
- Inadequate fencing or lack of fencing
- Failure to post warning signs
- Improper warning signs
Swimming Pool Premises Liability Injury Cases are Complex and Require an Experienced Swimming Pool Premises Lawyer
From the initial case evaluation, when basic facts are gathered and the viability of the claim is determined, through the discovery phase, where each side discloses evidence, the swimming pool and spa liability attorneys of Clifford Law Offices prepare their cases intending to secure full and fair compensation for their clients. Sometimes this goal can be achieved through settlement and other times a fair outcome can only be attained by taking the case to trial. This strategy requires experienced and knowledgeable premises liability lawyers that have the resources to pursue just outcomes for their clients. The premises liability attorneys of Clifford Law Offices have the knowledge, experience and resources to represent you in your pursuit of justice.
Clifford Law Offices, Experienced Chicago Swimming Pool Premises Liability Attorneys
For more than 25 years, Clifford Law Offices has been seeking justice on behalf of injured people. The swimming pool liability attorneys of Clifford Law Offices assist individuals injured in and around pools and spas in recovering just compensation for their injuries. We have the resources and the experience to fully investigate the claim and see the case through to its conclusion, whether compensation comes through settlement or verdict.