Recovering Compensation Following a Labor Day Swimming Pool Accident

Labor Day is generally accepted as the last big summer holiday. To celebrate, people have cookouts, play outdoor sports, and have pool parties. Labor Day is great fun for all, provided everybody stays safe. However, swimming pools very often spawn nasty injuries when they are improperly maintained. If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your in-home care, lost wages, medical bills, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

What is pool owner negligence?

There are several different examples of pool owner negligence, including, though certainly not limited to:

  • Failing to install all necessary and compliant drain covers, fences, and alarms in the pool area
  • Neglecting small children who are swimming
  • Failing to provide children who are not tall enough to stand with working floatation devices
  • Swimming while under the influence, or allowing others to do so
  • Neglecting to stow away all portable ladders when the pool is not in use

How do I recover financial compensation following a swimming pool accident?

To recover financial compensation in any personal injury claim, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is why you must hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claim process.

How do I prove another party’s negligence?

Proving another party’s negligence can be done through several different means. Generally, photographic or video evidence is the most efficient way to prove a claim. However, you and your attorney may also use witness statements, police reports, pictures of the safety hazard, and medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries to help bolster your claim.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years, which means you have two years from the date of your injury to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. If you fail to do so, you may be denied the financial compensation of which you truly deserve. Hire an experienced attorney who is ready to get the ball rolling.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.