Summer is right around the corner and you are probably excited to go swimming on warm and sunny days. Unfortunately, pool accidents occur often and will increase as the weather gets warmer. These accidents can have serious, life-altering results. As a result, you should know how these accidents occur and what to do in the event of an injury. Read on for more information regarding pool accidents in New Jersey.
How do Pool Accidents Occur?
Pool accidents are often caused by pool owner negligence. In order to prevent accidents, it is important to take the following precautions:
- 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
- Stow away 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
- Always swim sober
- Avoid electrocution by prohibiting electronic devices near the poor
- Let swimmers know where there are shallow areas where they cannot dive
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be struggling physically, emotionally, and financially. You likely deserve compensation to help ease the burdens you now face. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to take legal action within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean you will be barred from suing. Don’t let this happen. Reach out to an experienced and knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding pool accidents in New Jersey, our firm is here to help.
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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!