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It is terrible when a pleasant day enjoying a community or friend’s swimming pool ends with injury or death. This can be caused by reckless behavior (running near the water, diving into shallow areas), faulty equipment (damaged pool ladders or diving boards), or negligence (failure to watch small children.) The owner of the property or manufacturer of pool equipment can be responsible for these injuries, depending on the circumstances. Jacksonville pool injury lawyer Donald Guthrie represents injured people and their families in cases such as:

The owner of a pool can be responsible for drowning or other accidents under the rules of premises liability. Whether it is a community pool owned by a club or neighborhood committee or a private pool owned by a person or family, property owners have a duty to their guests to make sure reasonable safety precautions are in place. If a pool owner misleads or fails to warn guests about the shallowness of the pool, dangerous areas near the pool drain, or other risks, they can be held responsible for any drowning that occurs on their property.

Children at Risk

Sadly, children are often the victims of pool related injuries. In 2002, around 838 children under the age of fourteen drowned in the United States. Most small children have not learned adequate swimming technique yet and do not understand the dangers of swimming pools. For this reason, they must be very closely supervised while they are anywhere near water. If a lifeguard at a community pool or a property owner with a pool fails to adequately supervise children on the property, they can be liable for any injuries sustained by those children.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool injury due to the negligence of another person or company, contact the offices of Jacksonville swimming pool injury attorney Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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