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I Slipped & Fell at the Public Pool, What Now?

Blogs from July, 2022

Public pool during the summertime

Spending your time at the local public pool can be a fun summer activity and provide core memories for young children. However, the fun can be cut short when someone gets hurt.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at a public pool, it is important to understand your legal rights.

First, Seek Medical Care

After sustaining an injury at the public pool, the first thing to do is seek medical care immediately. It is important not to wait to seek medical attention because you may have sustained more serious injuries than you think. Having a medical professional address your injuries right away will give you the best possible chances of making a full recovery.

Public Pool Premises Liability

In Washington state, the property owner or manager of a public pool may be liable for your injuries if they can be shown to have failed in their duty of care. In general, property owners and operators have a duty of care to make sure that the premises are safe for all individuals at all times.

If this duty of care is breached as a result of negligence on behalf of the property owner or operator, it may be possible to file a personal injury case to recover losses.

This means they could be held legally responsible for compensating you for your monetary losses, including:

  • Medical expenses,
  • Lost wages, and
  • Other damages.

We’re Here to Help If You’ve Been Hurt

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at a public pool, after seeking medical attention, you should reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.

Our lawyer, Attorney Jim Dore, at Dore Law Group, PLLC has extensive experience handling premises liability cases and can help you understand your legal rights and options.

Contact us today for a free consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about your case or about the legal process in general.

Give our Kent personal injury attorney at Dore Law Group, PLLC a call today at (253) 236-3888 to discuss your case.