Were You Injured in a Pool Accident?

A Manhattan Premises Liability Attorney Can Help

A very common type of personal injury that our firm handles on a regular basis is those involving pool accidents. Children and adults alike suffer catastrophic injuries and even lose loved ones to swimming pool accidents. These incidents can happen in a matter of moments by simply falling into a pool or diving into a shallow portion of the pool. The owner of the pool may be liable if the accident was partially or fully their fault. It is the responsibility of the property owner to post cautionary signs to avoid unnecessary accidents and wrongful death. A child can drown in a matter of a few minutes and therefore, the proper fencing and safety equipment is required.

For experienced legal representation contact Segal & Lax and team up with a Manhattan pool accident lawyer.

Causes of Pool Accidents

Pool accidents can result from countless unexpected scenarios. When an accident occurs there will need to be an investigation to determine the definite cause. We are familiar with all types of pool accidents.

Some common causes of pool accident injuries that we have seen, include:

  • Failure to fence off the pool area
  • Improper lifeguard actions
  • Faulty pool equipment (example: drain or valve)
  • Defective diving board
  • Lack of proper pool maintenance
  • Poorly maintained surfaces

Injuries can occur from drowning or just diving into the pool incorrectly. If a person dives into the shallow end of a pool they could severely damage their spinal cord, neck, head or brain from the impact of hitting the bottom of the pool. If the impact is hard enough a person can become unconscious and remain underwater. Being underwater for a long period of time can lead to permanent brain damage to the victim or even death from drowning.

Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Pool Accident Case In Manhattan?

Even individuals who survive a pool drowning incident can have permanent and life-changing damage. There are many circumstances that can lead to a pool accident, but in any situation, it is important to obtain legal compensation at your earliest convenience. A failure to have non-slip surfacing around the pool and in nearby areas as well as negligence on the part of the lifeguard are two common reasons that pool accidents occur and the matter should be discussed with a capable Manhattan pool accident attorney.

For more information on pool accidents or for legal assistance filing a premises liability claim, call Segal & Lax at 800-SMART-LAW today!


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