Summer is in full swing and attention on pool safety should be focused, especially for individuals who have a pool in their backyard. More than half of children who drown between the ages of one and four do so in their own home swimming pool.
In a recent interview on Good Day Tulsa, injury lawyer Michael Carr discussed both the potential dangers of home swimming pools and the liability issues that surround injuries and deaths that may occur.
“Pool owners can be held responsible, if someone is injured in their pool, and if they don’t practice reasonable care,” explained Carr.
“For example, if a homeowner wants to have a pool party for children, if there’s no adult supervising what’s going on, and a child that’s come to the party can’t swim and accidentally falls into the pool and gets seriously injured or even drowns, then that homeowner could be held responsible…especially if there’s no fence around the pool,” Carr continued.
Watch the complete interview (above) for more information about pool safety and liability in Oklahoma.