Elements of a Swimming Pool Accident Injury Claim
A swimming pool accident could lead to the filing of a premises liability claim for a slip and fall or other accident. In such a claim, you must present evidence that a property owner was negligent. For help with your case, contact a personal injury attorney inAtlanta.
Injuries stemming from a pool accident can be severe or fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 percent of those injured in this type of accident require hospitalization or additional care beyond the emergency room.
Building a Premises Liability Case after a Pool Accident
In order to be successful with a slip and fall claim, there are important elements that must be established. The first is that a dangerous condition existed.
Let’s say you took your child to a public or privately owned pool for an afternoon of swimming. He or she is climbing the ladder to the diving board but slips and falls, suffering a serious injury. It is discovered that the ladder was broken, which would be considered a dangerous condition.
Another element is establishing negligence of the pool owner. One way is by showing the owner knew about the broken ladder or reasonably should have known about it. This can be difficult to prove, but let’s say a worker at the pool mentions that the owner had meant to fix it, implying knowledge of the hazard.
Another way to establish negligence is by proving that not only did the owner know about the dangerous condition, but also failed to correct it. Although rare, you may have a case in which a property owner creates a dangerous condition, too.
After a swimming pool accident, it will be important to collect as much evidence as you can in order to establish liability. An attorney may be able to help gather evidence and organize it when presenting the claim.
Contacting a Personal Injury Law Firm in Atlanta
Don’t delay seeking help from a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Schultz. Call us at 1-404-474-0804. We will discuss with you whether you have a viable claim after a swimming pool accident.
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