This Labor Day, there is a very good chance you are going to visit a friend or a loved one. Labor Day is an opportunity for us to relax, take in the nice weather, unwind, and enjoy the long weekend. Generally, we will celebrate the holiday with cookouts, pool parties, outdoor games, and more. These are all great fun, however, when swimming pools are not properly maintained or secured, accidents may occur, and people can be seriously injured as a result. If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, you are most likely looking into recovering financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some examples of swimming pool owner negligence?
Pool owners can behave negligently in several ways. Some of the most common forms of swimming pool owner negligence are as follows:
- Failing to ensure all barriers, alarms, and covers are installed around the pool area
- Failing to tell others not to use electronic devices in the pool
- Neglecting children by leaving them unsupervised while swimming
- Failing to ensure everyone is swimming sober
- Failing to place “wet floor” and other hazard warning signs when necessary
- Failing to ensure all children unable to stand in the water are wearing the proper floatation devices
- Failing to warn all parties swimming that there are no safe diving zones
How do I recover financial compensation following a New Jersey swimming pool accident?
To recover financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is why it is so important you hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claim process. You and your attorney may gather security camera footage, witness statements, medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports, and more to prove your personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. If you fail to do so, you may be denied the compensation you deserve. Do not wait–hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible to recover the financial compensation you need to help you on your road to recovery.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.