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How does Swimply work?

Swimply is essentially a middle-man mediation/rental provider service. It connects those who wish to rent their swimming pools with those who are looking for places to swim or parties to throw. The company does not actually provide swimming pools to rent, which is a key part of its business structure and the primary reason it seeks to avoid liability. It is similar to other companies that operate this way, such as AirBNB, Uber, Lyft, and more. How does Swimply work? Hosts list their pools with various amenities and information, such as how to enter, rules, usage of pool houses, provisional beverages and Wi-Fi, and more. There are other options, such as instant booking hours, the amount of guests that can swim, and more. Some requirements of Swimply include:
  • Pool hosts may need to register and obtain permits for hosting or renting pools
  • Renters must be over the age of 18 years old and pass a background check
  • Guests must pay a security deposit for any potential damages
There are many others that can be found in the terms and conditions of Swimply’s agreement.

Who is liable in a Swimply pool accident?

Liability is always a troublesome discussion with companies that operate like Swimply. Because the business does not outright provide the service it is listing, it believes that it has no liability or responsibility in the event of an accident. In fact, Swimply specifically addresses this in its terms and conditions. The terms say: Who is liable in a Swimply pool accident?< “As a Host, you understand and agree that Swimply does not act as an insurer. If a Guest requests a Booking of your Accommodation and stays at your Accommodation, any agreement you enter into with such Guest is between you and the Guest, and Swimply is not a party to it.” This means that Swimply does not provide insurance to its hosts or guests. It recommends that all hosts have Homeowners insurance to protect guests in the event of an accident, but this is problematic due to the commercial nature of the program. Homeowners insurance, like most other types of insurance, does not offer protection if the host is using the property to make money. This requires a specific type of insurance that is not present on basic plans. The insurance company, therefore, would absolve itself of responsibility, and hosts would not be protected if they are renting out their homes or parts of their homes. If an accident happens, then there would essentially be no coverage available for the victim. The homeowner would have no insurance to pay for it and Swimply would not be responsible. Clearly, this is an issue. Bear in mind that just because a company declares a lack of liability, that does not legally absolve it of any. It mostly acts as a protection point and a way to deter individuals from participating in potentially harmful actions or from taking legal action in the event of injuries.

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What kind of accidents and injuries can happen during a Swimply rental?

All hosts are required to provide safe locations for the guests. If there are any dangers, there can be numerous accidents. Some examples and causes of pool accidents include:
  • Diving board accidents, which may happen because the diving board is broken, slippery, unaffixed to the pool, or has some other kind of defect
  • Slip and fall accidents, which may occur because the area around the pool is sleek or slick, or because there are cracks or holes nearby that can contribute to falls; there may also be debris and items in walkways that are not easily visible
  • Illness or sickness from excessive bacteria or chemicals present in the pool
  • Lack of hazard signs or depth charts to show how deep the pool is at certain points so that individuals will know not to dive in shallow ends and potentially injure themselves
  • Faulty pool equipment, like slides, ladders, drains, stairs, and more, which can break during use or fail and cause accidents
  • Lack of safety features, such as railings if the pool is on a hill or on a deck, which may lead to falls
These numerous accidents can cause various injuries. Some include:
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Torn muscles
  • Nerve damage
  • Closed head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Hip damage
  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Herniated or ruptured discs in the spine
In the worst cases, individuals can drown in the pools. These tragedies may be due to a problem with the pool itself or because of a lack of safeguards.

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Regardless of the kind of accident or injury, it is important that you take appropriate legal action to handle your case. Our Swimply accident attorneys will assist you in filing a claim and will not stop until we are satisfied with the result.

How do I sue Swimply for an accident?

If you were hurt in a pool accident after booking a reservation through Swimply, you could potentially sue for a large settlement. You would be filing a premises liability lawsuit that will be based on one of three points:
  • The property owner caused the hazard
  • The property owner knew about the hazard but did nothing to fix it or issue any warnings to other guests
  • The property owner was unaware of the hazard but reasonably should have been if he were an attentive and meticulous host, as others are
If any of these are shown to be true, you will have a good foundation for a claim. To sue, you should have ample evidence of your injuries, the accident, and the negligence of the property owner. You should make sure to do the following:
  • Immediately go to the doctor to get medical treatment
  • Do not refrain from going to the hospital for too long, as it may damage your claim and cause additional physical injuries
  • Keep medical notes, documents, receipts, and more
  • Take photos of your injuries and damages
  • Take pictures of the pool and the scene of the accident, as well as any defects
  • Print copies of your payment to Swimply, your reservation, the booking agreement, your membership, any messages with the property owner, and more
  • Collect eyewitness statements and testimonies so that you have additional perspectives supporting your case
  • Collect the contact information of the property owner
Once you have gotten all the evidence you need, you should go to an attorney with experience in Swimply accident lawsuits. We will organize it for you and submit a demand letter to the proper party. You may not have any legal experience or negotiation tactics under your belt, so it is wise for you to leave the legal process to us. You should focus on healing or recovering from your injuries while we work to win your claim.

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What can I win if I sue Swimply for a pool accident?

Suing Swimply or damages from a pool accident can result in numerous kinds of compensation. Your claim may be worth a fair amount of money depending on your injuries, the severity of the damages, the impact that they had on your life and career, your degree of responsibility in the incident, and more. The insurance agent from the company will consider your claim and determine an offer, which we will then negotiate. We will see to it that you win damages for:
  • Medical expenses from the past and future to cover hospitalization, surgery, medication and prescription drugs, physical rehabilitation and therapy, and more
  • Property damage if your personal items and belongings were lost or damaged in the incident
  • Lost income from the past and future if you could not go to work because of injuries, recovery time, medical procedures, and more
  • Pain and suffering damages to account for emotional trauma, PTSD, anxiety, fear, psychological stress, and others
  • Wrongful death damages in the event a loved one died in the incident, which can include funeral and burial fees, loss of consortium, loss of savings, pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering, and more
We will work to ensure that you are given every penny you deserve. Call our Swimply accident injury lawyers today.

The Best Firm in Town

The Downtown LA Law Group is one of the premier firms in town. We have handled various accident claims and pool injury lawsuits throughout the years. We know the best methods to win claims and we have no issue going to court if necessary. Our aggressive lawyers will stop at nothing to win you a fair settlement. Call us today for a free legal consultation to discuss your claim. We can talk about your case, the potential compensation, and more. You can ask us anything you wish, and we will answer you appropriately. If you want to hire us to represent you, we will also give you our zero fee guarantee. You won’t pay anything unless and until we win, and the money will come out of the settlement we win for you, not your own pockets. We take nothing if we lose. Reach out to the Downtown LA Law Group today if you’re in need of an accident attorney to sue Swimply.

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