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Injured at a Pool or Water Park? What You Need to Know

Solomon, Sherman & Gabay Premises Liability

Summer is here. Even in a northern state like Pennsylvania, temperatures during the months of July and August can get quite high. Many choose to cool off during this time of year by visiting public pools, private pools, and water parks.

A day at the pool or a water park should be an enjoyable experience. However, it is possible to be injured at a pool or water park for various reasons.

Sometimes, people are injured at pools or water parks due to their own carelessness. You must exercise caution and realistically assess your own swimming abilities in these locations.

Unfortunately, sometimes responsible and careful individuals sustain injuries at pools, water parks, and similar places due to ownership’s negligence. While this will hopefully never happen to you or a loved one, if it does, you may be able to recover compensation for such losses as your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

You can pursue what you may be owed by filing a personal injury claim or a premises liability claim. Discuss your case with a Pennsylvania premises liability attorney to learn more about your legal options.

Common pool and water park accidents

Accidents that may occur at a pool or waterpark can take a variety of forms. The following are among the more common:

Again, these types of accidents may occur when the owners or managers of these properties are negligent in some capacity. Examples of negligence that can result in harm to guests include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Hiring lifeguards and other staff members who are not qualified for their positions
  • Failing to properly monitor for hazards that can result in slip and fall accidents
  • Failing to thoroughly train employees
  • Failing to equip guests with safety equipment when necessary
  • Failing to sufficiently inspect, maintain, and repair pools and water park attractions

Seeking compensation after an accident at a pool or water park

Being injured at a pool or water park can leave one facing such challenges as unexpected medical bills, the inability to work and earn a wage, and much more. Tragically, some accidents at pools and water parks result in loss of life.

Injured victims and the surviving loved ones of those who have died as a result of pool or water park accidents often have the option to seek financial compensation by filing claims to collect from the insurance of the pool or waterpark’s ownership. They may also file lawsuits to pursue damages in court if insurance companies will not offer fair settlements.

Securing compensation in these circumstances will usually require conducting a thorough investigation into an accident. To demonstrate that a victim or a family deserves compensation, it is necessary to gather evidence showing that an accident genuinely resulted from negligence.

This is one of many reasons those seeking compensation in these circumstances should strongly consider enlisting the help of qualified legal professionals. At the Law Offices of Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, a Philadelphia premises liability attorney will review your case at no cost to you. If we believe you have a valid case and you decide to hire us, we will offer aggressive representation to optimize your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 215-665-1100 to schedule your free consultation.