This Labor Day, you will most likely visit your friends and family to celebrate a hard year’s work. Labor Day is perhaps the last big barbecue day of the year, which is why many people celebrate with outdoor activities, such as pool parties. Unfortunately, swimming pools are notoriously dangerous if not maintained, manufactured, or surveilled correctly. This is why most people who are injured in swimming pool accidents seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their medical bills, in-home care, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, please do not hesitate to read on and learn more about your legal options going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Can a pool owner be negligent?
Unfortunately, swimming pool owners are negligent far too often. Some examples of pool owner negligence are as follows:
- Failing to provide children who are not tall enough to stand with working floatation devices
- Neglecting to install all necessary and compliant drain covers, fences, and alarms in the pool area
- Leaving small children unattended
- Failing to put out “wet floor” and other safety hazard signs
How do I recover compensation following a Florida swimming pool accident?
When seeking financial compensation, the most important thing is proving that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Hiring an experienced attorney can help you do so in a timely and cost-effective manner.
How can I prove another party’s negligence?
To prove another party’s negligence, there are several things you and your attorney can do. First, you should try and obtain photographic or video evidence of your accident, as this is generally the most straightforward way to prove your personal injury claim. However, if you are unable to obtain such evidence, you may use police reports, witness statements, and medical documentation detailing the severity of your injuries to help prove your claim as well. Witness statements go a long way in these cases, so do not be afraid to ask witnesses for their contact information.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
The statute of limitations in Florida is four years, which means you have four years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. Do yourself a favor and hire an experienced attorney as soon as you can who is ready and willing to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent party, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm today.