Swimming pool owners — whether public or private — have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their property.
Private Pool Owners: Pools are attractive, both to adults and children. While most adults will not trespass on another’s property to swim in a private pool, children may not have the ability to think through their actions. If they can reach the pool, they will. Homeowners can be held accountable under the “attractive nuisance doctrine.” Secure fencing around a pool is one way homeowners can minimize the tragedy of a child drowning and a
premises liability lawsuit.
(Swimming pools are not the only attractive nuisances that property owners and managers must consider. For example, an owner can be held accountable for injuries to children from abandoned buildings, from old refrigerators or other property hazards.)
Public Pool Owners/Managers
Public pool operators typically secure the pool in a separate, locked building or with security fencing. They may have lifeguards on duty (or postings that lifeguards are not on duty and parents must supervise their children). They must have safety equipment accessible nearby.
At Harris & Harris Lawyers in Las Vegas, our Las Vegas premises liability attorneys have an established record of success in recovering compensation for injured people and grieving families. We are prepared to provide powerful representation to those with premises liability claims, including cases involving drownings and near-drownings in swimming pools.
No amount of money can repay a family for the loss of a loved one, but a wrongful death lawsuit can bring accountability to negligent property owners.
At Harris & Harris, we bring a personal touch to our cases that is often unavailable at larger law firms. Because we purposely keep our caseload manageable, we are free to get to know our clients on a personal level, offering them our sincerest condolences and support while pursuing the financial recovery they need.