Swimming is a favorite pastime at New York public pools, resorts, hotels, athletic clubs, water parks and private homes. It can also be very dangerous. Because of the risks involved, property owners are required to adhere to specific guidelines regarding the safety of all swimmers, including providing fences and gates, pool coverings and supervision.
If you have been seriously injured in any kind of swimming pool accident, you may have the right to seek compensation from the property owner or other responsible parties.
The Long Island swimming pool accident lawyers at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP provide skillful representation to victims who have suffered any kind of injury in a public or private swimming pool, spa, whirlpool or sauna. We have extensive experience with these types of cases, and we work tirelessly to see that you receive the compensation you need to make the most complete recovery possible.
Swimming is good exercise and fun for people of all ages, particularly in the hot summer months. Like any other sport, it does carry risks, and a variety of accidents can happen in and around swimming pools, including:
Both the City of New York and the New York State Uniform Code have certain requirements and safety guidelines for swimming pools. When the negligence of property owners allows dangerous conditions to exist in and around pools and people are injured as a result, property owners may be responsible for those injuries.
Whether the accident occurred in a pool that was privately owned, commercially owned, or owned by a government entity, a thorough investigation is important to determine exactly how it happened. If you or your loved one has been injured in a pool accident, in order to have a claim for damages, you must usually establish that:
Depending on the circumstances of your case, the party liable for your pool accident injuries could be a homeowner, a renter, a landlord, a property manager, a business, a government entity or another party. Liability falls on the parties who were responsible for keeping the pool area safe but failed to do so.
Some pool accidents are caused by defective pool parts and equipment, such as dangerous drains or filters or defective diving boards. In such cases, the manufacturer of the defective component or equipment may be responsible for your injuries.
At The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our attorneys are prepared to represent victims of any type of swimming pool accident, including those that involve defective diving boards or other equipment, lack of pool supervision, inadequate fencing or covering, and pool drain injuries. No matter what type of claim you may have, you can rely on our firm to provide the representation you need.
We have experience handling cases involving all types of injuries, including the following:
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