The CDC reports that more than 3,000 people died as a result of a drowning accident in 2007. For every person who died as a result of accidental drowning, many more were injured as a result of a submersion accident.
NYC Swimming Pool Drownings
One common cause of drowning and submersion injuries is swimming pool accidents. Tragically, many swimming pool accident victims are young children. Common causes of swimming pool accidents include:
- Inadequate Fencing or Barriers
- Broken or Unsecured Gate Latches
- Inadequate Pool Depth Markers
- Diving Board Accidents
- Inadequate Safety Warnings
If you or a family member has been injured in a swimming pool accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. We represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey in residential and commercial swimming pool accident claims.
Liability in Swimming Pool Accident Cases
Property owners have a duty to properly supervise, manage and operate their property to avoid unnecessary risk of harm to others. Residential and commercial swimming pool owners may be held liable for damages to accident victims where they have failed to take proper precautions for the safety of others.
Given the fact that many swimming pool accidents lead to fatal drowning, brain damage or other serious injuries, such cases must be handled with a high degree of care. Our firm has the experience, resources and commitment to protect your rights. As a firm practicing exclusively on behalf of injured plaintiffs, we know how to build strong cases on behalf of our clients to vigorously pursue the full compensation they are entitled to receive.
We offer a team of skilled and dedicated lawyers, as well as a highly professional and responsive staff. Throughout your case, you will receive the knowledgeable and compassionate support you require. We are committed to providing quality legal representation and superior client service for each of our valued clients.
If you need to speak with one of our experienced New York or New Jersey swimming pool accident lawyers, we are pleased to offer a free consultation. To contact our New York City office in lower Manhattan, call 212-732-9000.
Call 516-742-0707 to contact our Garden City office or 631-734-2500 to contact our office in Cutchogue, New York.
Call 201-342-0037 to contact our office in Hackensack, New Jersey. You may also contact us by e-mail.