On a hot summer day, not much feels better than a refreshing dip in some water. Pools allow people to cool off and spend time with friends and family in a relaxing and fun environment. When you are by a pool, you can unwind with a book or get your exercise in by swimming laps. Unfortunately, swimming pool accidents in Jackson occasionally occur.
When you or your loved one suffer injuries in a pool accident, you might be eligible to collect financial compensation in a personal injury claim. A seasoned premises liability attorney from Reaves Law Firm, PLLC could explain what may be involved in a lawsuit during an initial consultation.
Pools pose a wide range of dangers to those who use them. A person can suffer injuries from:
The injuries can vary from a minor cut to a broken neck resulting in paralysis to death by drowning. Because of the many possible dangers, pool owners owe it to their lawful visitors to minimize the potential risks and keep the pool as safe as possible. For instance, owners should keep the pool area well-lit, so a person does not accidentally fall in. In addition, they should warn visitors about potential hazards, such as a slippery deck or an area of the pool that is too shallow for diving. If the pool is public or part of a private, commercial club, the pool’s owners might be subject to additional requirements, such as having trained lifeguards on staff.
An experienced swimming pool accident attorney in Jackson could investigate to determine what caused a specific accident and help an injured person prove the pool’s owner is liable.
Landowners in Mississippi do not generally owe a duty of care to look out for the safety of people who illegally enter their properties. When an adult trespasser sneaks onto someone else’s property to go for a swim in their pool, the property owner would most likely not be legally responsible if the trespasser hurts themselves.
However, the law is different with child trespassers. Mississippi courts often treat swimming pools as attractive nuisances. A swimming pool is something that would entice a child and yet also pose a risk of danger to that child. Children do not understand the dangers that pools can pose. Property owners should anticipate that children might be attracted to the pool and take actions to minimize the potential dangers to trespassing children. If a landowner fails to put up a secure fence and a child suffers an injury or drowns in the pool, the landowner could be legally responsible for the cost of the child’s injuries.
If a child suffers injuries or loses their life in a swimming pool accident, a compassionate lawyer from our firm in Jackson could help their family pursue justice.
Swimming pool accidents in Jackson can quickly turn a day of fun in the sun into tragedy. After a pool accident, you could face a lengthy and challenging recovery. You could benefit from some financial assistance.
A dedicated attorney from Reaves Law Firm, PLLC could help you pursue justice for your losses. Our strong legal team could help you recover damages to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional anguish. They could also help you pursue accountability in a wrongful death suit after losing your loved one in a drowning. Meet with our skilled legal team today.