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If you are going to a friend or family member’s house to celebrate Labor Day this year, there is a very good chance you will be participating in outdoor events, such as barbecues and pool parties. Swimming pools are one of the most fun aspects of these parties, though unfortunately, they are oftentimes the most dangerous. This is why if you have been injured, there is a good chance you will be 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 is pool owner negligence?

There are several ways in which a pool owner may be deemed negligent. Some examples of negligent pool owner behavior are as follows:

  • Swimming under the influence, or allowing others to do so
  • Failing to install the necessary and compliant drain covers and fences
  • Leaving small children in the pool unattended
  • Leaving portable ladders into the pool up, even when it is not in use
  • Failing to offer children who cannot stand floatation devices

How do I know if I qualify for compensation?

Generally, in all personal injury claims, the main qualifier is whether you can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. An experienced attorney will help establish the most convincing case possible.

How do I prove another party’s negligence?

To prove another party’s negligence, you and your attorney will work to obtain several different pieces of evidence. First, you should try and recover any video or photographic evidence of your accident as it happened, since this is generally the best way to prove your claim. Additionally, you should always see a medical professional following an accident, as he or she will treat your injuries accordingly and provide you with documentation detailing their extent. Lastly, your attorney may use police reports, witness statements, and any other additional information that can help bolster your claim.

What is the statute of limitations in New York State?

In New York State, the statute of limitations is three years, which means you will have three years from the time of your accident to file a personal injury claim. Neglecting this deadline may result in you being denied the compensation you truly deserve.

Contact our experienced New York firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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