The fact that little ones can drown when exposed to merely two inches of water surprises most people. If you have an in-ground pool, an above-ground pool, a kiddie pool, or any other source of water in your yard, you could be a target for a premises liability lawsuit. If someone ventures onto your property, finds their way into your pool, and drowns or suffers injury in any other manner, you could lose everything in an ensuing lawsuit. Our Los Angeles pool accident attorneys have detailed some helpful tips to keep your pool parties safe and enjoyable for guests of all ages.
Choose Pool Toys and Games With Prudence
Host a pool party this Memorial Day weekend and guests will surely partake in swimming games. However, not all such games are safe. Restrict the pool games and toys to those that pose minimal, if any, risk. Consider each swimmer’s experience in the water before approving specific swimming games. As an example, guests should not participate in breath-holding contests.
Youngsters should be under supervision at all times when in or near the water. Do not assume pool party guests can take care of themselves even if they are teenagers. If you have to step out to pick up some groceries or tend to an emergency, find a trusted adult to supervise the pool party. If necessary, pay the little bit of money required to hire a lifeguard for the afternoon. Thus, you can focus on food prep or whatever else suits your fancy.
Every pool party guest should know of the danger posed by the water. Explain exactly which behaviors are barred in and around the pool.
The Right Safety Equipment can Prevent a Premises Liability Lawsuit
The proper safety equipment really does have the potential to save a life and prevent injury or a premises liability lawsuit. Consider an instance in which a pool party guest becomes submerged beneath the water. If you have a flotation device, rope, or pole poolside, a rescue effort will prove that much easier.
Additionally, add a drain cover to prevent the entrapment or entanglement of wayward swimmers. If such safety equipment is not in place and someone suffers injury, they could likely sue you for the failure to provide due care for those on your property (negligence).
Learn to Swim or Find Someone Capable of Performing a Water Rescue
There is no shame in admitting you do not know how to swim. Most people did not grow up with a pool in the backyard. If you are hesitant to host a pool party because you do not know how to swim, this is the perfect reason to take swimming lessons. Alternatively, if you do not want to learn how to swim, make sure a capable swimmer is on-site in case a water rescue is necessary.
Encourage Young Swimmers to Abide by the Buddy System
You should encourage novice and young swimmers to look out for one another with the buddy system. If one’s partner submerges his or her head, the other should remain above water as a lookout. Furthermore, the buddy system can encourage adherence to the pool rules.
Accused of Negligence? Injured on Another’s Property? Contact Our Los Angeles Pool Accident Attorneys
If someone accuses you of causing an injury as a result of premises negligence, or if another’s negligence caused your injury, contact our Los Angeles pool accident attorneys right away. You can reach California Injury Attorneys by dialing (323) 999-HELP. Our regular office hours are 8am to 5pm. However, we are willing and able to take your call 24/7. We also have a Live Chat feature on our website, so you can get answers no matter the time, day or night. Don’t wait. Call us today!