Memorial Day is right around the corner, and people all over the country will celebrate by throwing pool parties, cookouts, and more. Of course, this is a fun time for all, though unfortunately, Memorial Day also marks the beginning of a spike in swimming pool accidents. If you are injured in a swimming pool accident, please read on and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about how we can help you fight for the compensation you need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of swimming pool accidents?
Though swimming pool accidents occur for a variety of reasons, they are almost always caused by some sort of negligence. Pool owners should always install the proper fencing, barriers, and alarms where necessary. Additionally, they should put up wet floor signs, especially if they own an indoor pool or have a deck around their pool. Swimming pool owners should also inform all guests whether there is a safe diving zone or not. They should also ensure no guests are using electronics in the pool, and that nobody is swimming while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Finally, children should never be left in a pool unsupervised. When owners fail to take these actions, people can become seriously injured as a result.
What should I do if I am injured in a swimming pool accident?
If you are injured in a swimming pool accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, who will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident. You should also ask any witnesses for their contact information, take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, and reach out to a knowledgeable New York City personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.
Keep in mind that in New York State, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against the negligent property owner. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need today–all you have to do is ask.
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