Are homeowners responsible for injuries at their pool?

Pool time is fun time of Texas during the holidays and during the summer.  Especially when all the kids can be around and enjoy being able to cool off, but what if someone gets hurt?  What are your legal rights? What are your legal obligations?

Hi, I'm Brad Parker, the attorney you want but hope you never need and this is another edition of Bar Talk.  Give me 90 seconds and I'll give you an answer.

Summertime is a fun time especially for the kids, the holidays and being around the pool.  Kids just love water more than anything, but what is the homeowners responsibility if someone should get hurt? The short answer is - they are responsible and the best way to be sure no one gets hurt is to be active. Always watch the kids.  You can never pay enough attention and you should never ever ever leave kids unattended in a pool without supervision.  But if something does happen that's why you want to be sure you have homeowner’s insurance because they will take care of responding with appropriate money damages for anybody that may have been hurt.

Likewise, if your child is hurt as a result of someone's negligence at their pool then there may be an avenue to recover to get your child compensated adequately for the injuries they've suffered.  Pools can be so much fun but they can also be so very dangerous.  Be sure to be careful out there!  Summertime is a fun time but it needs to be a safe time too.

I'm Brad Parker, the attorney you want but hope you never need and this has been another edition to Bar Talk. Until next time.

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