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Keeping Your Family Safe At Hotel Or Motel Pools In New Jersey This Summer|NJ Personal Injury Lawyer


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7/17/2012
Louisa T. Chen
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Many families travel to the Jersey Shore in the summer to vacation and stay in hotels or motels.

If you have kids and they want to swim in the hotel or motel pool, there is something that you need to know to ensure the safety of your kids.

Under New Jersey law, some hotels/motels that have pools are not required to have a lifeguard on duty.  Therefore, if you let your kids go to the pool by themselves, there may not be a lifeguard there.

If hotels do not have lifeguards, they must post the following signs:

  • No lifeguard on duty;
  • Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult;
  • No swimming alone; and
  • The pool shall be closed when the owner or manager is not on the premises.

Therefore, always accompany your kids to the pool.  Even if your kids are 16, it still is a good idea to go to the pool with them because there may not be a lifeguard.

Swimming accidents do happen, and hotels and motels can still be held liable for accidents even though they are not required to have a lifeguard on duty.   If you or your family was injured in a swimming pool accident, talk to a New Jersey personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights.

Related legal article about NJ swimming pool accident:



Category: Premises Liability


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