Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, which means people all over the country will be visiting their friends and family for cookouts, pool parties, and more. Of course, this is a time of celebration where we honor those who have fought and died for our country. Unfortunately, Memorial Day also marks a drastic spike in swimming pool accidents, as many people use the holiday to open their pools. Please continue reading to learn more about swimming pool accidents and how our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of swimming pool accidents?
Swimming pool accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, though unfortunately, you can almost always trace them back to some sort of negligence. These accidents often happen when pool owners fail to take various safety precautions to ensure all those who enter their pool are not subjected to dangerous conditions. Pool owners should establish barriers, fencing, and alarms where necessary. They should put up wet floor signs to prevent slip and fall accidents. They should also ensure they alert everyone that they may not use electronics in the pool, they may not swim while under the influence, and whether or not their pool has a safe diving area. When they fail to do so, serious accidents can occur.
What should I do if I have been injured in a swimming pool accident?
If you are injured in a swimming pool accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, as they will send an ambulance and your health is of paramount importance. From here, you should ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information. Before the ambulance arrives, you should also take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident. Once you are treated in the hospital, ensure you ask your doctor for all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries, as you may use this to prove a future personal injury claim. Finally, you should retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process.
Ensure you file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, giving you three years from the date of your accident to sue. We are ready to help you through every step of the claims process ahead. All you have to do is ask.
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