This Labor Day, you will most likely either host a barbecue or attend one at a friend or loved one’s house. Labor Day, to many, is the last big barbecue of the summer, and we very often celebrate a hard year’s work with outdoor activities, like backyard sports or swimming. All these activities are quite enjoyable in the warm Maryland weather, however, they are only fun and games until somebody gets hurt. Swimming pools pose a serious risk to those who swim, especially if they are not properly maintained or supervised. If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, there is a very good chance you are seeking financial compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:
How may a pool owner behave negligently?
Some of the many actions that will generally qualify as negligent are as follows:
- Failing to supervise small children at all times
- 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
- Swimming while under the influence, or allowing others to do so
- Failing to remove all portable ladders when the pool is not in use
How do I recover financial compensation following a Maryland swimming pool accident?
If you wish to recover financial compensation, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. You may do so by obtaining photos or videos of the accident, pictures of the hazardous condition that caused your accident, police reports, witness statements, and more. You should also always seek medical attention following an accident, as a physician will treat your injuries and provide you with medical documents, which you can use to prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
The statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, which means you have a three-year window from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not, you will most likely be denied the compensation you need. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our knowledgeable and aggressive attorneys who are ready to take legal action against the negligent party.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Albers & Associates today.
Albers & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.