This Labor Day, you are most likely going to visit your friends and family for a barbecue, pool party, outdoor games, and more. Labor Day is for relaxation, laughs, and good times because you deserve them. It’s a long year, and now, you have a day all to yourself. If you are attending a pool party, you must do your part to stay safe, however, it is equally important for your host to do the same. If you were seriously injured in a swimming pool accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Nobody wants to be injured on their day off, and nobody wants to hurt their friends or family in any way. However, when you are injured due to a pool owner’s negligence, you may need financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more. If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some examples of pool owner negligence?
- Failing to stow portable ladders away when the pool is not in use
- Not installing the necessary fences, alarms, and barriers in the pool area
- Allowing people to use electronic devices in the water
- Not informing swimmers of a lack of safe diving area
- Leaving children unattended
- Failing to install compliant drain covers
- Failing to ensure all children too short to stand in the pool have flotation devices
How do I recover compensation following a swimming pool accident?
To recover financial compensation following a Florida swimming pool accident, you and your attorney must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
To prove another party’s negligence, you and your attorney will work to recover several pieces of evidence. Your attorney may obtain security camera footage of your accident, witness statements, medical documents, pictures of the safety hazard, and more to help prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
The statute of limitations in Florida is four years. This means that you have four years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. Do not wait–hire an experienced attorney to get the ball rolling.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Our firm understands the potential repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.