Labor Day weekend is a big weekend for everyone to get their last pool day in before the conclusion of the summer. Unfortunately, swimming pool accidents occur more frequently than we think. It is important to understand the causes of these accidents and what your legal options are after an injury. Contact our seasoned New Jersey personal injury attorneys today to learn more about your options. At Lutz Injury Law, we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they deserve.
What are the common causes of swimming pool accidents in New Jersey?
There are many causes of swimming pool accidents, however, in most cases, they are the result of a pool owner’s negligence. Take the following precautions to ensure that you are preventing a pool accident:
- Let swimmers know where there are shallow areas where they cannot dive
- Always swim sober
- Do not leave a child unattended in the water or near it
- If the pool is deep and people are not able to stand, make sure they are capable swimmers before letting them in the pool
- Stay away from drains and be sure pools have drain covers
- Install proper barriers, covers, alarms, and fencing on and around the pool
- Stowaway any portable ladders when the pool is not being used. Children who cannot swim are often attracted to pools and removing ladders can prevent them from climbing into the pool and harming themselves.
- Pool owners may wish to know how to perform CPR just in case someone is drowning
- Avoid electrocution by prohibiting electronic devices near the poor
Can I pursue legal action after a swimming pool accident?
If you were injured in a swimming pool and can prove that your injuries were due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The results of a swimming pool accident can be devastating and can cause a lifetime of physical, emotional, and financial burdens on an injured person. If you are facing any of these burdens after a pool accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to assess your case.
It is also important to note that New Jersey has imposed a two-year statute of limitations for which an injured party may take legal action. This means that if you do not file a legal claim within two years from the date of the accident, you will likely lose the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait. Contact our firm today to ensure you are filing your case promptly.
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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!