New York Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers
Swimming pools, while enjoyable, can be responsible for devastating accidents
when not properly taken care of. Swimming pools that lack signs indicating
depth can cause severe injuries such as concussions, fractured skulls,
and spinal damage. Additionally, swimming pools can pose a serious danger
to small children when they lack a gate or proper fencing surrounding
them; occasionally causing heartbreaking accidents. Individuals who have
suffered an injury in a swimming pool due to the owner's negligence
may be able to recover any damages they suffered by filing a premises
liability lawsuit. At
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our swimming pool accident lawyers realize that victims can have their
lives permanently altered after one of these accidents. As a result, we
are committed to helping our clients get their lives back on track following
an unnecessary injury. Our attorneys understand that we cannot undo the
physical damage done in a swimming pool accident, but we pursue maximum
compensation to help ease the financial burden placed upon victims and
Have you or someone you loved suffered a serious injury in a swimming pool?
If so, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. For a free, no obligation consultation,
call (212) 406-1700 or
contact us online. We will evaluate your case and help you determine your legal options.
What Can a Swimming Pool Accident Lawsuit Achieve?
When an individual suffers an injury in a swimming pool, they may be able
to recover damages in a lawsuit. Damages are any economic or non-economic
losses suffered in an accident. Individuals who have been injured in a
swimming pool accident due to negligence may be able to recover compensation
for the following damages:
Lost Wages: When an individual suffers an injury in a swimming pool accident, they
may be forced to miss significant time at work while recovering. While
victims may be able to recoup some of their lost wages through workers'
compensation, they may not be able to receive compensation for all losses.
As a result, victims may be able to recover compensation for any losses
that workers' compensation doesn't cover in a premises liability
lawsuit. Furthermore, if the victim is forced to permanently leave the
workforce, they may be able to receive compensation for any loss of future earnings.
The Cost of Medical Bills: Serious injuries suffered in swimming pools may cost a fortune in medical
bills, require numerous procedures, and frequent trips to the doctor afterward.
In some cases, the victim's insurance will not cover the full cost
of medical treatment. A premises liability lawsuit can recoup compensation
for any medical bills not covered by insurance and any future medical
expenses caused by the injury suffered in the swimming pool.
Pain and Suffering: Pain and suffering are non-economic damages for which swimming pool accident
victims may be compensated. Non-economic damages include but are not limited
to constant physical pain, emotional trauma, and loss of life's enjoyment.
Wrongful Death: When an individual dies in a swimming pool accident, their family may be
able to file a lawsuit on their behalf. Families may be able to recover
compensation for their loved one's lost wages and future earning potential,
loss of consortium, funeral costs, and pain and suffering their loved
one may have suffered.
While individuals who have suffered injuries in a swimming pool accident
may be able to file a lawsuit, suffering an injury in and of itself is
not grounds for a case. In order to have a valid claim, victims must be
able to prove that their injury was caused by the owner's negligence,
and the injury caused economic or non-economic damages. In order to prove
negligence, the victim must be able to show that the pool owner violated
a duty of care. A "Duty of care" is a legal obligation that
an individual has to act with a certain degree of care to prevent injury
to others. In the case of swimming pools, owners have various responsibilities,
such as having fencing around the pool and properly identifying the depth
of the various areas of the pool; when an owner fails in these responsibilities
they have violated their duty of care. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs
& Kool, our lawyers have decades of combined experience handling premises
liability claims. We thoroughly investigate all of our clients' claims
in order to prove the property owner acted in a negligent manner. Our
ability to prove that the property owner acted negligently has led to
a number of favorable
verdicts and settlements, including one for $1.5 million.
If you or someone you love suffered an injury in or around a swimming pool,
you may have legal recourse. To see if you have a valid case, call (212)
406-1700 or contact us online. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool
will review your claim to see if you may be entitled to compensation for