A dip in the swimming pool is a welcome relief from heat for many Californians. Tourists to California, enjoy participating in water sports and using the swimming pool at their hotel of choice. Due to the large amount of water activities Californians enjoys, it is not uncommon for parents to enroll their children in swimming classes and/or send their children to schools where swimming is taught. While pools for the most part bring delight to old and young alike, from time to time, a tragedy occurs resulting in a wrongful death by drowning. In the US, the National Safety Council reports that 600 children and adults drown annually in swimming pools.
Lawyers who handle wrongful death claims related to drownings, determine at the outset of the claim if the case meets the standard of premises liability and negligence. In a nutshell, premises liability puts liability on a property owner for dangerous or hazardous conditions that the owner should have known about or should have been able to foresee.