Determining Liability for a Swimming Pool Accident
If you are injured in a pool accident it is important to take action in receiving compensation as soon as possible. The first necessary step in order to later prove liability is to preserve evidence. Evidence can include witness statements from anyone who saw the accident take place. Photographs are also used as evidence so take pictures of the scene and conditions of the surrounding areas. Take pictures of any signs or fences or lack thereof. If you were injured by faulty equipment like a diving board or drain gate take pictures of those things as well. After that evidence is preserved document the accident and your injuries. This can be done through police reports, medical records, witness testimonies and your own report of the incident. After finishing the preliminary steps to recovering damages contact a Manhattan personal injury lawyer from Segal & Lax to help you fight your case. Our lawyers are experienced at protecting the legal rights of our clients who have suffered from traumatic pool accidents.
Liability can be a difficult fault to prove. A single person, a business or an organization can be held responsible for not maintaining a safe environment for swimmers in their pool. Lifeguards can be at fault along with pool managers or maintenance teams. It is necessary to have a skilled lawyer by your side to make sure that the proper investigations are performed to determine accurate liability claims. Oftentimes manufacturers can be liable for damages because their materials were faulty or designed incorrectly.
The key to proving liability is determining the cause of the accident. If it was defective equipment, poorly maintained surfaces, lack of proper signage or fencing you may be able to hold the negligent party responsible. If you or a loved one has suffered from a pool accident contact an injury lawyer from Segal & Lax as soon as possible. We may be able to build a strong case for you and fight to recover the maximum possible compensation for your suffering.