A person with short hair wearing blue swim trunks jumps into a backyard swimming pool next to a ladder. The pool is surrounded by a concrete deck, and there are tall, green bushes and plants lining the fence in the background.

Labor Day is one of the best barbecue days of the year. People play outside, swim, and just eat, drink and be merry overall. However, Labor Day often spawns unfortunate injuries, especially due to negligent swimming pool owners. You do not have to be malicious in any way to be negligent, however, when someone’s carelessness leads to you getting severely injured, there is a very good chance you will seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you are considering your legal options going forward, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some examples of pool owner negligence?

  • Failing to install all the necessary fences and barriers in the pool area
  • Neglecting to use wet floor signs
  • Failing to ensure their pool is clean and free of bacteria
  • Leaving children unattended
  • Failing to stow away all portable ladders when the pool is not in use
  • Allowing people to swim under the influence
  • Failing to warn parties that their pool does not have a safe diving area

How do I recover financial compensation for my injuries?

To recover compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. To do so, you must hire an attorney who is familiar with the ins and outs of the personal injury claim process.

How do I prove my claim?

To prove your personal injury claim, you may recover video or photographic evidence of the accident as it happened. You may also provide pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, as well as police reports, witness statements and more. Additionally, you should always seek medical attention immediately following your accident, as a physician will treat your injuries accordingly and provide you with medical documentation detailing their extent, which you may also use to help prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. Do not wait. Hire an experienced attorney who can get the ball rolling. If you fail to file your claim in this window, you may not recover the financial compensation you truly need.

Contact our experienced Westchester County firm

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.