Pool owners owe a duty of care to visitors and can be held liable for damages if they breach that duty. If you or someone you love was injured in a swimming pool accident, the experienced swimming pool accident attorneys in Tampa at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett help you pursue justice and obtain the maximum financial compensation you are entitled to for your injuries and losses.

Swimming Pool Accidents in Florida

Slip and fall accidents are the most common type around swimming pools. Unfortunately, these can cause severe bodily injury and death. While many victims blame their clumsiness and don’t report swimming pool accidents, you have the legal right to file a claim against the property owner if their negligence resulted in your fault.

Don’t assume that your injuries are because of your fault. Speak with a qualified premises liability attorney to determine whether you have a valid claim. The attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have helped several victims of swimming pool accidents obtain millions of dollars in compensation.

Owner Liability and Attractive Nuisance

In most Florida premises liability actions, sufficient warning of danger is enough for the property owner to avoid responsibility, but only sometimes. Where swimming pools are concerned, this can be a sign requiring parents to supervise their children or a warning that no lifeguard is on duty.

Florida law also recognizes that children may not be able to fully appreciate or comprehend the dangers associated with playing in or around a swimming pool without appropriate supervision. “Attractive nuisance” refers to a dangerous condition on a premise with a high potential of attracting young children.

Trampolines and abandoned appliances are a few common examples outlined in previous case laws. Swimming pools rank high where the attractive nuisance is concerned. The State Legislature provides an attractive nuisance exemption in case of trespassers.

Determining Liability in Florida Swimming Pool Accidents

Owners and operators of both public and private swimming pools need to adhere to strict rules regarding their property and accidents. There are three types of entrants, which changes the duty of care. These are:


Public pool owners owe invitees the greatest duty of care since they are essentially patrons on the premises.


Private pool owners need to warn their guests of hazards that are not visible.


Pool owners don’t owe a duty of care to trespassers unless it is a child and the concept of attractive nuisance is applicable.

If you or someone you love was injured in a swimming pool accident, don’t delay speaking with a skilled premises liability attorney.

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