People all over the country will be visiting their friends or loved ones this Labor Day. Chances are, you’re one of them. Labor Day is a time to have fun and enjoy outdoor activities, such as cookouts and pool parties. However, swimming pools can be extremely dangerous if not supervised or maintained correctly, which is why most swimming pool accidents are so severe. If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, there is a good chance you are seeking financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What is negligent pool owner behavior?
Pool owners can behave negligently in several ways. Some of the most common are as follows:
- Failing to stow away all portable ladders when the pool is not in use
- Failing to supervise small children
- Failing to provide children who are not tall enough to stand with working floatation devices
- Swimming while under the influence
- Failing to install the necessary drain covers, fences, and alarms in and around the pool area
- Neglecting to put up wet floor signs
How do I recover financial compensation following a swimming pool accident?
To recover compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is why you must hire an experienced attorney who will aggressively fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
Fortunately, there are several actions you and your attorney can take to prove another party’s negligence caused the injuries you or a loved one have sustained in a swimming pool accident. Photographic or video evidence is generally the best way to prove a personal injury claim. However, if you are unable to recover such evidence, you may also use police reports, witness statements, and medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries to help prove your personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations in Washington D.C.?
Washington D.C. has a statute of limitations of three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to recover financial compensation. If you do not file a lawsuit in this timeframe, you will most likely be denied the compensation you need to help you on your road to recovery. Do not wait. Hire an experienced attorney who is ready to get the ball rolling.
Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.