This Labor Day, you will most likely find yourself celebrating at a family member’s or friend’s house. We work hard all year long, so it’s great to have a day totally dedicated to us. Generally, we celebrate Labor Day with outdoor activities, such as barbecues, swimming, and more. Labor Day is great fun for all, provided everybody stays safe. While swimming is a healthy way to have fun, it can also be dangerous, especially if a pool owner does not take the necessary safety precautions before inviting guests in. If you have been seriously injured in a swimming pool accident, you are most likely looking into recovering financial compensation. This compensation may be used to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know if a pool owner was negligent?
Some examples of pool owner negligence are as follows:
- Disregarding pH levels or otherwise failing to keep his or her pool clean and free of harmful bacteria
- Leaving children unattended in the pool
- Failing to remove all portable ladders when the pool is not being used
- Neglecting to inform all parties that it is not safe to dive, if applicable
- Failing to install all the necessary fences, alarms, and barriers in and around the pool area
- Failing to install all compliant drain covers
- Allowing children to swim without flotation devices who are not tall enough to stand.
- Failing to ensure everybody is swimming sober
How can 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. An experienced attorney can help you do so.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
You and your attorney will gather various pieces of evidence to help prove your personal injury claim. You and your attorney may recover videos of your accident, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, photos of the safety hazard, witness statements, police reports, and more to support your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in Connecticut?
The statute of limitations in Connecticut is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. Those who fail to do so may not receive the compensation they need.
Contact our experienced Connecticut firm
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.