If you’re not coming to work this Labor Day, you are most likely enjoying the day with your friends or at a loved one’s house. Labor Day is a fantastic day for barbecues and other outdoor activities, including swimming. Generally, a swimming pool is a huge perk. The kids love it, the adults love it, and it’s a fun time for all. However, swimming pools are sometimes dangerous, especially when they are not properly maintained. Unfortunately, swimming pool accidents are very often some of the worst accidents. This is why most people seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some examples of swimming pool owner negligence?
Pool owners are required to take various safety precautions before inviting anyone over for a swim. Some of the most common ways in which a pool owner can be negligent are as follows:
- Failing to supervise all swimming children, at all times
- Failing to install all compliant drains
- Failing to set up all necessary fences, barriers, and alarms
- Neglecting to put out wet floor signs
- Failing to check if any children need floatation devices
- Letting others use electronics in the pool
- Swimming under the influence, or allowing others to do so
How do I know if I am entitled to financial compensation following a swimming pool accident in New York?
To recover the financial compensation you need, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. An attorney will help you collect all the evidence necessary to present a highly convincing claim.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
Some of the evidence you may use to prove another party’s negligence can include video footage of your accident as it happened, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injuries, police reports, witness statements, and more. Additionally, you should always get treated by a medical professional following an accident, as he or she will provide you with documentation detailing the severity of your injuries, which you may also use to prove your claim in court.
What is the statute of limitations in New York State?
In New York State, the statute of limitations is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. You mustn’t wait–hire an experienced attorney who is ready to fight in your corner at the drop of a hat.
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The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.