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Swimming Pool Accident Attorney

Property owners need to understand when they are liable for drowning accidents that occur on their property. Many of these instances are swimming pool accidents, but decorative ponds, retaining pools, and other standing bodies of water can pose an equal level of danger. These are especially problematic for young children, and property owners could be liable under the attractive nuisance doctrine.

When property owners are negligent and people get injured, family members need to know what legal options they have. If you find yourself in this position, you deserve an experienced and dedicated swimming pool accident attorney. This is why you should call us at Colley Shroyer Abraham. Since our founding in 1977, we have more than 50 years of experience and have recovered over $250 million for our clients. We also offer free consultations, so there’s no risk in meeting with us.

What Is The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine?

An attractive nuisance is something that can be harmful to a child but that may also draw their attention. As a result, children may end up trespassing on someone else’s property. For example, a child may wander into someone’s backyard and play by their backyard pool unsupervised, ultimately falling into the water.

Homeowners sometimes argue that they should not be liable because they didn’t give the child permission to be on their property. However, homeowners have a responsibility to take steps to keep the neighborhood safe. If a homeowner was neglectful and didn’t put a fence with a gate around their pool or retaining pond, for instance, they may still be responsible for injuries – even if the person who fell into the water was an uninvited guest. After all, children cannot read trespassing signs and do not understand property lines, so adult property owners need to take extra steps to prevent tragic accidents.

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If you’ve lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a swimming pool or pond accident, you need to call an experienced Columbus lawyer today. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us via email or by calling 614-678-5072 now.