Nothing beats jumping into a swimming pool on a hot summer day, but if it leads to a serious injury, there are several questions that need to be asked. Who owned the pool? How deep was it? Did the owner post a depth sign? Depending on the answers, you or your loved one may be able to recover compensation for an injury.
In the state of Texas, property owners are held accountable for the safety of their own premises. This means that they must take reasonable steps to ensure a safe environment for all visitors—which could include remedying any hazardous conditions that arise, conducting regular maintenance and implementing necessary safety measures. Should they fail to do so and a visitor is subsequently hurt, they would be liable for providing the injured party with an adequate level of compensation. Most commonly, premises liability lawsuits are brought against negligent property owners after serious slip and fall accidents, but it is important to understand that these laws are applicable to a wide range of incidents—including those that involve near-drowning or drowning in an inadequately maintained swimming pool.