HOW TO PREVENT SUMMERTIME ACCIDENTS

Summer is at full steam with everybody putting on their swimsuits and looking to cool off.    Of course, this is also the time when pool, beach and lake accidents are at their peak.  Whether you’re headed to Coney Island, Brooklyn or The Hamptons on Long Island, it’s worth it to consider how these accidents tend to happen, so you and your family can relax and enjoy your swim.

BROOKLYN PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY – SWIMMING ACCIDENTS CAN BE DEADLY

There are several types of swimming pool accidents that are quite common and one needs to be cautious about:

  1. Broken Pool Equipment – When a pool is not properly maintained, pool equipment can become a hazard.  Improperly maintained pools are one of the leading causes of drowning accidents.  Ask to see maintenance records.
  2. Negligent Supervision of Children – Poor training of lifeguards and camp counselors who do not know how to properly handle an emergency is glaring hazard.  Before you entrust your children to the supervision of others, ask about training and qualifications.
  3. Overcrowding – Every pool must have posted the maximum amount of people that may use it at one time.  If there are more people than there should be, that’s a red flag.
  4. Inclement Weather – All swimming areas are required to clear swimmers from the water when there is thunder and lightning present.

If you or a loved one has been injured at a swimming pool, beach or lake, due to negligence, it might be possible to be compensated.  The only way to know for sure if to contact an experienced Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney, who can investigate the facts of your case and provide you with guidance.  Wittenstein & Wittenstein is the Top New York City Personal Injury Firm, serving Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Manhattan and Long Island for more than 60 years.  Call 718-261-8114 to find out if you have a case for swimming area negligence.

BROOKLYN PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY – SWIMMING AREAS CAN BE DANGEROUS OUTSIDE THE WATER, TOO

Flooring near pools is required to be of a type that does not become slippery when wet, that’s why it’s you find yourself wearing your flip flops to the edge of the water.  Of course, those flip flops by the edge of the water can be dangerous, too!  Owners and managers of swimming areas have a duty to keep them safe.  If slippery floors or piles of flip flops cause an injury, they are responsible.

Slippery flooring or clutter near swimming areas can cause injuries such as:

  • Fractures
  • Knee injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Skull fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries

When negligence causes serious injuries, serious litigation is required.  That’s when you leading the Top Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney at your side to investigate and litigate your case.  Proving your case may require expert witnesses, investigation of corporate structures to ascertain all defendants and much more.  Wittenstein & Wittenstein has been handling swimming area negligence cases for more than 60 years, we know exactly what to do.

BROOKLYN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ATTORNEY – SUMMER SAFETY CONCERNS

Unfortunately, not every summer day is sunny and bright!  Thunderstorms can diminish visibility, and many drivers just refuse to slow down to matter how hard it’s raining!  Remember to always reduce speed when it’s raining – make sure that you are driving slowly enough that you can clearly see the car in front of you while not following too closely.  If a thunderstorm burst reduces your ability to see the car in front of you, the best choice is to pull over to the side of the road and wait it out.  These torrential downpours usually don’t last long.

Slippery wet roads can cause skidding.  Thunderstorms can cause flooding.  Additionally, some cars can lose braking ability after driving through a deep puddle, so always check your brakes before proceeding.

BROOKLYN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ATTORNEY – CAR, TRUCK, BUS AND TAXI ACCIDENTS

Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney has been handling personal injury cases for decades.  So, if you are looking for a Brooklyn Traffic Accident Attorney with experience, confidence and knowledge, look no further – Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114.  FREE PARKING!

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About the Author:

Senior Partner Ms. Wittenstein began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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