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Liability of Pool Ownership

Liability of Pool Ownership

If you own a home, you may have a swimming pool or are considering getting one. You know, it’s fun to have your own personal swimming pool, especially during the hot summers along the Wasatch Front. There is nothing better than laying out by a pool during the hot summer days and getting all your friends and family together. All this fun does come with an increased risk. During one of your summer pool parties, the last thing you want to do is have to call a personal injury lawyer. In order to avoid having to make this tough call, learn the best ways to stay safe.

You Have Liability If You Have a Swimming Pool

As a homeowner, you can be held responsible for any and all injuries and deaths that occur in or around your pool. Even if the victim(s) used the pool without the homeowner’s permission, you can be held accountable.

Most homeowner’s liability comes from negligence. Negligence is defined as the failure to take proper care in doing something.
If your pool has a lack of security and is easily accessible and someone gets injured, you were negligent in not taking the proper precautions. Further, if you don’t maintain your pool properly and someone gets hurt, you are also negligent and responsible, meaning you could face a personal injury lawyer. Lastly, it is important to be wary of the areas surrounding your pool as the ground and other surfaces are usually slippery.

Because of the slippery surfaces near the pool, people are at high risk of being involved in a slip and fall accident.
As a homeowner who doesn’t want to have to call a slip and fall lawyer, it is your job to take the necessary precautions to prevent these accidents and provide non-slippery surfaces. An example of a precaution would be having a warning sign up to help prevent people from running or being careless around the pool area.

Usually, pool owners are required to purchase a separate insurance policy for swimming pool liability even though, homeowner’s insurance does sometimes offer pool coverage. This extra purchase is because the coverage included in the homeowner’s insurance does not always protect you in the case of accident.

Prevent Liability of Gas Leaks

A gas leak inside your home is the sneakiest danger. As a homeowner, you should know how to identify a leak in order to keep your family safe. There’s more to identifying the leak than just smelling gas, contrary to popular beliefs. It’s vital to know how to determine if gas is leaking into your home. If you or your family is exposed to high levels of natural gas, it is possible to lose consciousness and suffer from personal injury, or even wrongful death. Spread the knowledge so that everyone can get their loved ones out of harm’s way.

A rotten egg smell is by far the easiest way to determine if there is a gas leak in your home. The natural gas will have a very distinct smell, which is hard to miss. If you notice this aroma, contact your gas company immediately, and get your family out of the home. If you suffer from delayed symptoms due to the gas leak, contact a lawyer to help you get past the injuries and health problems that will follow.

Perhaps you don’t smell the aroma of rotten egg, instead take a look outside. If you have an unusual mist or fog around your property in Ogden, Utah, it could mean you have a fractured gas line. When you notice the mist in your yard, you will want to take your family to be treated. Save the bills from your injury, and contact a personal injury lawyer to get you through your pain and suffering.

If you hear an odd hissing noise coming from you’re HVAC unit, it could be a leak. Before you check it out, turn off the system. If it is a hissing sound near your gas line, it could be a rather large gas leak.

Free Consultation with a Utah Lawyer

It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. Legal problems come to everyone. Whether it’s your son who gets in a car wreck, your uncle who loses his job and needs to file for bankruptcy, your sister’s brother who’s getting divorced, or a grandparent that passes away without a will – all of us have legal issues and questions that arise. So when you need legal help, please call Ascent Law for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you.

Michael R. Anderson, JD

Ascent Law LLC
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

Telephone: (801) 676-5506