New Jersey Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys
We Advocate For Injured Victims
Hot summer days have arrived, and many families head to the pool to cool off. Whether the swimming pool is in your backyard, at your neighbor’s house, or a public community pool in your area, safety is a concern whenever swimming is involved. Every year, there are reports of drownings and injuries from swimming pool accidents. In fact, every day, six people in the United States drown in pools and almost a third of those drowning victims are children. The New Jersey swimming pool accident attorneys at Lomurro Law
skillfully counsel clients and their families who have suffered injury or death in swimming pool accidents, recovering just compensation for their injuries and loss.
Swimming Pool Injuries
All recreational activities pose some level of risk of injury. Most swimming pool accidents are caused by:
- Lack of adequate supervision
- Defective pool equipment
- Diving-related accidents
- Slipping and falling on wet pool surfaces
The most common injuries stemming from swimming pool accidents are head and neck injuries, lacerations and soft tissue injuries.
The Swimming Accident Wasn’t My Fault; What Can I Do?
Swimming pool injuries may be the result of reckless horseplay, inadequate lifeguard supervision at a public or private pool, poor maintenance of a pool facility, or another form of negligence. When another person or entity is legally negligent, personal injury law provides protection for the injured parties, providing compensation for the injuries they sustained as a result of the swimming accident. In situations where the injured victim is somewhat responsible for the accident, the state of New Jersey follows “shared fault” laws. If it is determined that you are 20% responsible for the swimming pool accident, then your compensation will be reduced by 20%. If it is determined that you share more than 50% of the blame for the accident, then you are not entitled to receive any compensation for your injuries.
Don’t Wait To File A Claim
Every state has a statute of limitations for filing a claim within the court system. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations – the amount of time you have to file – is two years from the date of the injury. So if you have been hurt in a swimming pool accident, don’t wait to file your claim. If you miss this two-year deadline, the court will not hear your case and you relinquish any opportunity to receive compensation for your injuries.
Contact Us For Legal Guidance You Can Trust
The swimming pool accident lawyers at Lomurro Law are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to securing just compensation for those who have been injured. We have been helping New Jersey families for more than 130 combined years; let us help you. Contact our office today at 732-482-9285 or send us an online message to arrange for a confidential consultation to discuss your case.