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Swimming Pool Accidents

New Jersey Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys

Families enjoy a day at the pool on a hot summer afternoon. A pleasant outing can quickly turn into a tragedy if an individual is hurt in or around a swimming pool or drowns while in the water. The majority of drowning victims are children and drowning deaths account for the majority of child deaths. Many swimming pool accidents are the result of inadequate lifeguard supervision, safety violations or poor pool maintenance. Other accidents occur in family swimming pools without proper safety barriers required under the appropriate building codes. A swimming pool accident victim or family should contact a New Jersey personal injury attorney to seek legal and advice and guidance from a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. We are experienced in all types of personal injury matters and is dedicated to helping individuals through a difficult time following an injury or death from a swimming pool accident.

New Jersey Hot Tub and Baby Pool Accidents

Crowded swimming pools and hot tubs make the potential for a water accident very high. Lifeguards may be untrained, bored, distracted, or there may be too few on duty at a swimming pool. A swimmer can get into trouble and go unnoticed until it is too late. Children running around a pool or jumping from a driving board may slip and hurt themselves severely. Some hotel, apartment or condominium pools may have no lifeguard posted or inadequate safety precautions in place for tenants or visitors to use the pool without injury or drowning.

Diving Board Accident Lawyers in NJ

Diving boards and faulty drain covers, which can suck a swimmer to the bottom of a pool, account for many swimming pool accidents. Common injuries from swimming pool accidents are traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, fractures, coma and death. Swimming pool accidents caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another may be a case of liability. The responsible party may be liable to the victim for compensation for damages in the form of:

  • Lost earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering

It is heartbreaking to lose a family member or see one suffer severe injuries in a swimming pool accident.
Contact a New Jersey swimming pool accident lawyer today for a free consultation.