As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, cookouts and pool parties will take place across the country. To ensure your safety and that of others, those hosting Memorial Day barbeques must take various precautions, especially if they have a pool. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Arizona firm to learn more about pool safety, and what to do if you are wrongly injured and believe you have a valid premises liability claim.
What should pool owners do to ensure swimmers’ safety?
- Install barriers, alarms, and covers around the pool area
- Prohibit the use of electronic devices in the pool
- Always supervise swimming children–never leave them unattended.
- Make sure everyone is swimming sober
- Keep “wet floor” signs around the pool area
- Make sure all children are tall enough to stand in the water, and if they aren’t, ensure they are wearing safety devices.
What should I do if I have been wrongly injured in a pool?
If you were injured because of a pool owner’s negligence, there is a very good chance you will be able to file what is known as a premises liability lawsuit against him. However, to win compensation to cover the cost of your injuries, you will have to prove that the pool owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were injured as a direct result of that pool owner’s negligence.
Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done, which is why you will need an experienced Arizona personal injury attorney on your side who has what it takes to gather and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. Our firm has been helping individuals do this for years, and we can do the same for you.
How long do I have to sue someone for an injury in Arizona?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Arizona is, generally, two years, which gives the wrongly injured two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party that caused their injuries. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to take you through every step of the claims process today.
Contact our experienced Arizona firm
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.