During hot summer weather, diving or jumping into a swimming pool is a great way to cool off and have fun. In fact, swimming is a form of recreation and exercise that many New Yorkers enjoy. However, if owners fail to maintain or keep a pool safe, swimmers are often at risk for injuries. Serious swimming pool injuries can occur as a result of slip and fall, diving or defective or broken pool drains. In addition, drowning or near drowning accidents are also common. If you or a loved one is seriously injured at a swimming pool, an experienced accident attorney can determine whether the property owner can be held accountable for your injuries.
To bring a case, an attorney must prove that the property owner was negligent. The lawyer must also show that due to the owner’s negligence, the resulting unsafe conditions caused the client to suffer a serious injury. Swimming pool accidents and injuries fall under the legal category of premises liability.
Swimming pool owners are responsible for putting safety measures in place. They are also responsible for regular maintenance of the pool and pool equipment and for ensuring adequate supervision of swimmers.
When swimming pool injuries occur, attorneys can thoroughly investigate the accident. They evaluate whether there was any negligence on the part of the property owner. They also gather facts and information to determine the extent of damages resulting from an injury. A lawsuit may seek compensation for medical bills, hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation and the need for future surgeries or ongoing medication and caregiving.
If a loved one has been injured or died in a swimming pool accident, speak with an experienced swimming pool injuries attorney.
At Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP , we offer a free initial consultation to discuss whether grounds exist for pursuing a lawsuit.
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