Swimming Pool Accidents
Counsel from a Proven New York Personal Injury Attorney
By their very nature, swimming pools are areas prove to accidents. Whether
they are indoor or outdoor, they provide slippery surfaces, heights to
fall from, and water conditions are usually not fit for all swimmers and
ages. Both public and private pool owners are obligated to provide the
necessary provisions to ensure that everyone using the pool has safe environment
and that the pool is properly secured when not in use.
If you or a loved one were hurt at a swimming pool that was not yours,
then you may have the ground to seek compensation. For nearly 15 years,
Sullivan & Brill, LLP has provided dedicated, aggressive, and thorough counsel to clients who
needed relief following an injury. Our skilled and sought-after team has
recovered millions for individuals and families who were subject to undue pain and suffering
and looking to move on with their lives.
Do not hesitate to start exploring your legal options.
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Common Accidents & "Attractive Nuisance"
For both private and public pools, owners have a distinct duty to swimmers
and visitors to ensure a safe environment. When they fail to do this,
they not only place swimmers and visitors in harm's way, but can also
make themselves liable for some injuries that could occur.
Common accidents associated with swimming pools include:
- Diving board, water slide, or ladder injuries
- Failure to provide proper monitoring (lifeguard)
- Pool drain injuries
- Failure to provide proper signage and safety devices
Swimming pools are also often subject to a legal concept called "attractive
nuisance." This means that it is likely a pool could attract the
attention of unattended children or other adults who do not know any better
and pose a risk to them during off-hours. That is why pools need to be
properly secured during times when they are not intended for use. If they
are not, owners could still be held responsible for injuries that occur—even
when those hurt were trespassing.
If you believe that any of these factors contributed to your injury, then
we invite you to speak with our New York personal injury lawyers immediately.
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