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Posted on August 7, 2018 by

Personal Injury Lawsuits and Swimming Pools

During the hot summer months in St. Louis, nothing feels as good as relaxing in the swimming pool. Unfortunately, pools are also to blame for a lot of accidents in our area this time of year as well. If you have been injured in a swimming-related incident, it’s important for you to know what the law says about your situation.

Accidents in Privately Owned Pools

People who own their own pools have a legal responsibility for them, and sadly, they don’t always follow the law. Swimming pool owners may be required to have fences, alarms or other equipment that can help prevent fatal accidents. Every summer, people are hurt because too many pool owners don’t feel the need to comply.

Accidents in Public Swimming Pools

If you have been injured at a public swimming pool, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. The property owners have to keep the pool well maintained, and they have their own rules to follow. It’s possible that you were injured because of their negligence.

St. Louis personal injury attorneys can help you understand what the law says regarding your case. If you are the victim of negligence in either one of these situations, you may be entitled to compensation.

Don’t put off contacting your St. Louis personal injury attorneys if you’ve been involved in a swimming pool accident. Get the help and personal attention you need today.