Swimming Pool Accidents
Legal Support After A Swimming Pool Injury
In an average year, nearly 5,000 people seek emergency room care for injuries sustained in or around swimming pools. There are also hundreds of swimming pool-related drownings, which affect children disproportionately. Such accidents are hardly a surprise; it’s common knowledge that the surfaces around swimming pools are slippery and dangerous. Indeed, pool facilities employ lifeguards because safety is such a common concern.
If you or a loved one has been hurt at a pool, you may be able to pursue compensation to cover the cost of your medical care and related expenses. Sanders Law Firm can help you obtain such restitution. Since 1945, our firm has helped injured individuals throughout New Mexico get the financial relief and the justice to which they’re entitled. We’ve earned a reputation for effectiveness, and are always prepared to assist.
Simple Steps To Strengthen Your Case
A lawyer can counsel you with regard to making the strongest case possible and holding those responsible for your injuries to account. It’s important, however, that you provide your attorney with as much information as possible concerning:
- Accident details — Did the accident occur at a place of business (hotel, motel, resort etc.) or at someone’s home? Even in the event the accident occurred on your property, you may still have a case. A defective pool (above-ground or ground level) may have been installed by workers or contractors. Were all the necessary safeguards put in place before the pool was deemed operational?
- Business safeguards — If the swimming pool accident occurred on a company’s property, was the pool safe to enter at the time of the accident? Was there a lifeguard on duty? Did company staff attend to you immediately until EMTs or other authorities arrived on the scene?
- Admitting negligence — Has the person or business that owns the pool admitted negligence, noting your injury was their fault?
- Medical bills — What kind of medical bills are you facing? Has your injury led to (or will lead to) extended missed time at work?
If you’ve been hurt, we can help. To speak with an attorney, reach out to our firm by calling 575-578-4392. You can also contact us online. Initial consultations are free, allowing us to answer your questions and address your concerns before you’re obliged to retain us.
With offices in Albuquerque, Hobbs and Roswell, we serve throughout New Mexico.