What Should I Do if I Am Involved in a Swimming Pool Accident?

Spending your summer days in a swimming pool may seem nothing less than enjoyable. However, to ensure this enjoyment, you and the property owner must understand the important safety guidelines that go along with this activity. If not, you may be prone to injury or other damages. Find out how a proficient Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney at Ramos & Ramos can assist you in the unfortunate event that you are involved in a swimming pool accident.

What are swimming pool safety tips that I should consider to avoid an accident?

As the owner of a swimming pool, you are responsible for the upkeep of a lawful standard of care and safety. But even as just a participant, it is in your best interest to ensure your safety by following these tips:

  • Ensure that you and your fellow swimmers are made aware of the shallow parts of the pool.
  • Ensure that a child is never left unattended in or around the swimming pool.
  • Ensure that someone present on the property is trained to perform CPR in the event of an emergency.
  • Ensure that you and your fellow swimmers do not swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Ensure that all electronic devices are not placed near the swimming pool.
  • Ensure that the proper covers, alarms, barriers, and fencing is surrounding the swimming pool.
  • Ensure that the swimming pool has drain covers.
  • Ensure that you and your fellow swimmers are capable of swimming in the deep parts of the pool.
  • Ensure that you stow away the portable latter when the swimming pool is not in use for the safety of the children present.

What steps should I follow after I am involved in a swimming pool accident?

If you were injured in a swimming pool accident due to the property owner’s breach of their duty of care, you may be entitled to receive compensation via a premises liability claim. To fulfill the burden of proof for your case, you may collect the following pieces of evidence:

  • Any photos and videos of the scene of the accident, such as your injuries, damages, and any unsafe swimming pool conditions.
  • Any medical documentation relating to your treatment for your accident-related injuries.
  • Any witness testimonies from those who saw the accident.
  • Any surveillance footage of the accident.
  • A copy of the police report that was filed at the scene.

The statute of limitations for a premises liability claim in New York is three years from the date of your accident. Before it is too late, consult with a talented attorney from our firm today.

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