The limited warm months in New Jersey are treasured by pool-goers across the state. Unfortunately, many of these much-anticipated trips to public or private pools result in severe injuries or death.
There are many factors that can lead to a swimming pool accident. Yet, in many cases, personal injuries at pools could have been avoided if more care had been taken. If you're wondering whether hiring a lawyer after a pool accident is right for you, our slip and fall attorneys can help. We handle all manner of injury claims, and we fight with passion so that our clients may get the justice and compensation they deserve.
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Just about any type of swimming pool accident or injury can result in a lawsuit being filed. In general, New Jersey laws allow for individuals to file a legal claim against another if they believe that they have suffered damages of any kind. Of course, this can include physical damages such as personal injuries as well as other types such as destruction of property and even emotional distress.
Many swimming pool accident claims in New Jersey are built on the legal basis of premises liability. Premises liability codes speak to the responsibility that the owner of a property owes to visitors on said property. In the case of a swimming pool, the responsible party can be the owner of the pool (private pool), a managing company (neighborhood pools), or even a county (public county pools).
The manufacturer of pool components may also be held liable. For instance, if a pool suction pump causes a drowning, the pump's manufacturer may be held liable. Additionally, the company that built the pool may also be held liable if the materials used were inadequate for the application.
Swimming pools across the state of New Jersey are very varied. As a result, the types of injuries that can result on these premises are incredibly varied. Some of the most common pool injuries include:
Pool accidents have death as their most devastating outcome yet other severe injuries also result with some regularity. These include bone fractures, ligaments tears, contusions, head trauma (TBI), nerve damage, and more. While the range of injuries is wide, it does not mean that only the most serious of physical injuries result in litigation. As discussed above, any kind of damage is grounds for victims to seek compensation and remuneration.
If safety hazards exist on the premises of a pool, these should be mitigated by the parties in charge of the property. More specifically, issues should be fixed within a reasonable amount of time. Unfortunately, establishing what is reasonable within a court of law can be quite challenging, especially for individuals without legal experience. This is where hiring a swimming pool injury attorney can prove vital for plaintiffs looking to file an injury lawsuit.
Victims and their families are entitled to pursue various types of compensation from pool owners depending on their case. Nonetheless, it is virtually impossible to assign an estimated dollar amount to a pool accident case before it makes its way to court or even the negotiation phase.
Swimming pool accident lawyers or law firms handling the claim calculate the damages in each case. Amounts will be calculated based on expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, lost personal income, loss of future income, pain & suffering, and future medical costs, among others.
You can learn about your chances of obtaining compensation by consulting with an experienced swimming pool accident lawyer. There is no guarantee that a legal professional will succeed - they can only point to their past successes to demonstrate what they can do on behalf of their clients.
Contact us now via our 24/7 helping or fill out the form on this page to get in touch with our experienced attorneys. We will analyze your case for free, explain the legal avenues available to you, and if you decide to file a claim, we will represent you on contingency. This means that you will not owe any legal dues unless our lawyers secure compensation on your behalf. You've got nothing to lose by taking the first step towards justice.