As summer comes to a close, we all get excited for Labor Day festivities, as for many of us, it is the last big barbecue of the year. Whether you’ll be attending a family reunion or just hanging out with some friends, there is a good chance you will do something to celebrate. People have barbecues, play outdoor games, and host pool parties. Swimming pools are a staple of summer, though unfortunately, they are sometimes very dangerous. If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, you are most likely looking into financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What are some examples of negligent pool owner behavior?
- Neglecting to install all necessary drain covers, fences, and alarms in the pool area
- Swimming while under the influence, or allowing others to do so
- Failing to supervise young children at all times
- Neglecting to provide children who are not tall enough to stand with working floatation devices
- Failing to stow away all portable ladders when the pool is not in use
- Not putting up wet floor signs
How can I recover financial compensation following a swimming pool accident?
To recover financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, you and your attorney must gather a sufficient amount of evidence to do so. Some of the evidence you may collect can include video footage of your accident as it happened, medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports, pictures of the safety hazard, witness statements and more. Additionally, it is crucial you are very careful about what you post on social media after filing your claim. The insurance companies may be monitoring your accounts to see if you posted anything that potentially contradicts your claim. If you do, they may use this as evidence against you and deny you the compensation you truly need.
What is the statute of limitations in Alabama?
In Alabama, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you have two years from the date of your accident to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Do yourself a favor and take action by hiring an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
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