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How can owners of swimming pools be held liable for slip and fall accidents?

Because swimming pools can be especially inviting to children, they can be referred to as attractive nuisances. They are simultaneously enticing and dangerous, and thus, property owners are under a duty to make certain that the pools and their surrounding areas are safe. Alternatively, they may implement measures to safeguard children who trespass on the property and suffer injury.

If an adult or child is injured in or near the pool, the homeowner can be held liable. For instance, there may have been inadequate security surrounding the pool, or negligence in maintaining the safety of the pool. Furthermore, the owner may have failed to comply with a statute concerning the way in which the pool is to be built and maintained. In this scenario, the homeowner may be held strictly liable, in which case it is unnecessary to prove negligence.

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