How to Avoid a Swimming Pool Accident this Summer

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Unfortunately, being involved in a swimming pool accident is a fairly likely possibility in Toronto, especially during these summer months. So, before diving in, you must educate yourself on the proper safety guidelines to follow to avoid any unnecessary injury. But if you happen to get injured due to a pool owner’s negligence, continue reading to discover how an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer at Merricks Law Group can guide you through filing your premises liability claim and receiving the compensation you rightfully deserve.

What are swimming pool safety tips that I should consider to avoid an accident?

A successful pool day can be considered one without any accident or injury. To achieve this, it is in your best interest to follow the below safety tips:

  • Make sure that you and everyone else swimming are aware of where the shallow parts of the pool start and stop.
  • Make sure that you never leave a minor child unattended in or around the swimming pool.
  • Make sure that someone present on the property is trained to perform CPR if necessary.
  • Make sure that you do not swim while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Make sure that electronic devices are not near the swimming pool.
  • Make sure that the proper covers, alarms, barriers, and fencing is surrounding the swimming pool.
  • Make sure that the swimming pool has drain covers.
  • Make sure that you and everyone else swimming can swim properly if the swimming pool is too deep to stand comfortably in.
  • Make sure that you stow away the portable latter when the swimming pool is not in use so that minor children do not have access.

Am I eligible for a premises liability claim for my swimming pool accident?

If you were injured in a swimming pool, you may have grounds to file a premises liability claim and receive financial compensation. With this claim, you must satisfy the burden of proof and successfully argue that your accident was a direct result of the pool owner’s failure to ensure the lawful standard of care and safety of the swimming pool. Such proof can be photos and videos of the scene of the accident, medical documentation relating to your treatment after the accident, and witness statements from those who saw your accident occur, among other documentation.

Importantly, the statute of limitations for a premises liability claim in Toronto is four years from the date of your accident. So if you are ready to kickstart your claim before it is too late, do not hesitate in consulting with one of the skilled Toronto personal injury lawyers today. With your free initial consultation, we will evaluate your case and determine your options.

Contact Our Experienced Toronto Personal Injury Firm

If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, contact a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer at Merricks Law Group today.

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