As the weather gets warmer, more and more pool accidents will occur. In Texas, property owners are responsible for keeping their properties safe at all times. This is especially true for those who have pools. If a pool owner acts negligently, serious accidents can occur. Read on to learn more.
What is Pool Owner Negligence?
Many pool accidents are due to pool owner negligence. Some examples of pool owner negligence include:
- Failing to ensure all barriers, alarms, and covers are installed around the pool area
- Failing to tell others not to use electronic devices in the pool
- Neglecting children by leaving them unsupervised while swimming
- Failing to ensure everyone is swimming sober
- Failing to place “wet floor” and other hazard warning signs when necessary
- Failing to ensure all children unable to stand in the water are wearing the proper floatation devices
- Failing to warn all parties swimming that there are no safe diving zones
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
When it comes to a personal injury case, it is important to provide proof of negligence. In order to do this, it is important to take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. Additionally, you should seek medical attention right away. This will ensure that your injuries are treated, while also providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Additionally, reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney may be able to obtain further evidence, including police reports and security camera footage.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be struggling mentally, physically, and financially and you likely deserve compensation to help ease these burdens. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to act quickly. This is because of a deadline known as the statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to recover.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pool accident, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney today.
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