A pool owner is responsible for anything and everything that occurs within the pool and the surrounding area. Some insurance companies provide swimming pool liability insurance, although the rules are strict because of the great danger that a pool can pose to guests and residents.
It is the responsibility of the pool owner to provide a safe environment for both children and adults. It is also their responsibility to be pro-active in preventing accident and injury.
Do not rely on signs to protect you. Regardless is there are safety or warning signs posted around a pool, the pool owner is still responsible for any accident or injury that is incurred on their property; this includes trespassers.
If you are considering a new swimming pool for your home, make sure you are completely aware of all the risks. Any pool owner should know CPR and have strong swimming skills.
As a pool owner is it strongly recommended that your homeowner’s insurance protect you against liability lawsuits that could result from swimming pool injuries. You should also add an additional liability policy that is specifically for swimming pool accidents. The policy should be for no less than $1 million in coverage, although more is strongly recommended.
If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, it is your reasonability to hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries. Please call us toll-free 1-866-735-2792 for a free consultation or fill out our case evaluation form.