If you are going to a friend or relative’s house this year for Labor Day, you are most likely excited. Labor day is one of the last days of the summer where everybody gets together and enjoys a nice outdoor barbecue. Oftentimes, swimming pools are also part of the equation, and though they are great fun, swimming pools can also be very dangerous, especially if not maintained or supervised properly. This is why when people are injured in swimming pool accidents, they very often seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their 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 swimming pool owner negligence?
Swimming pool owners, unfortunately, are sometimes negligent. When they are, people are often injured as a result. Some of the most common examples of negligent swimming pool owner behavior are as follows:
- Failing to use all compliant drain covers
- Failing to install all proper covers, barriers, alarms, and fencing around the pool area
- Swimming while under the influence, or allowing others to do so
- Failing to tell all guests that there is no safe diving area, or where the safe diving area is located
- Failing to ensure all children swimming are either tall enough to stand or are wearing proper floatation devices.
- Failing to remove all portable ladders while the pool is not in use
- Failing to supervise small children in the pool, or leaving them unattended
How do I recover financial compensation following a swimming pool accident?
To recover compensation, you must prove that you or a loved one was seriously injured due to another party’s negligence. It is very important you hire an experienced attorney, as he or she will help you gather all the necessary evidence to present the most convincing case possible.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
Some of the evidence you and your attorney may gather to help prove your claim can include, though is not limited to:
- Security camera or surveillance footage
- Medical documents
- Witness statements
- Police reports
- Pictures of the safety hazard
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
In Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years. This means you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. If you fail to do so, the insurance companies may deny you of the compensation you truly need.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented clients who have been injured throughout the state of Maryland due to the negligence of another party for nearly 30 years. If you require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.