Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted On: January 29, 2020
There are plenty of swimming pools in and around the Pittsburgh area. Whether public or private, swimming pools provide great sources of recreation, exercise, and fun. However, if you or a loved one are injured in a swimming pool, who is responsible for covering the damages? At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our Pittsburgh premises liability lawyers want to discuss the elements of a swimming pool accident case. You may be entitled to compensation for what has happened.
When it comes to swimming pool accidents, premises liability laws generally apply when it comes to a pool injury lawsuit.
“Premises liability” is an area of law that is used to determine who is liable when the conditions or use of a building, land, other premises causes harm to another person. Generally, property owners will owe a duty of care to those who have a right to be on the premises. The level of this duty of care depends on whether the ‘entrants’ are invitees, licensees, or trespassers.
A property owner will become liable for any injuries that happened if they breach their duty of care to a licensee or invitee. It is important to note that government agencies who operate public pools may be protected from lawsuits due to the doctrine of governmental immunity.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a swimming pool incident that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of a property owner, the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman is ready to help. We will investigate the swimming pool incident and work to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include: