SWIMMING POOL LIABILITY ATTORNEY2018-06-25T12:37:29+00:00

NEW YORK CITY SWIMMING POOL LIABILITY ATTORNEY

NEW YORK CITY POOL SWIMMING POOL LIABILITY ATTORNEY

NEW YORK CITY SWIMMING POOL LIABILITY ATTORNEY

 Sadly, many preventable accidents occur at swimming pools.  Drowning is the fifth most likely cause of death in the United States, and most of the fatalities are children.  If you or somebody you know has been injured or killed in a pool accident, you need a team of lawyers that is experienced with holding negligent pool owners responsible.

 

New York has many pool safety laws, but not all owners are willing to go to the expense of meeting these requirements.  For example, owners or operators are required to place four foot high fences with locks surrounding their pools.  All pools constructed after 2006 are also required to have an alarm system that alerts owners when a person enters the water.

Even with New York laws that require numerous pool safety measures, the Staten Island boy’s drowning is a bleak reminder that supervision around residential and public swimming pools is critical when you have small children nearby.

Since 2002, state regulations require that in all day care centers, children must be properly supervised around pools. Additionally, owners or operators must ensure that 4-foot-high fences with locks are in place around pools. All pools constructed after 2006 must have an alarm system that alerts owners when a child enters the water.

NEW YORK CITY SWIMMING POOL LIABILITY ATTORNEY

The owner of a swimming pool has a duty to guests and to the community to keep their pool safe.  If they fail in this duty, they are subject to a premises liability lawsuit.

Some examples are:

  • Failure to provide properly trained lifeguards as required by law
  • Failure to display “swim at your own risk” signs
  • Failure to secure pool properly with fences and gates
  • Failure to maintain pool equipment
  • Failure to do regular maintenance

Fatalities have occurred even when lifeguards are present because they were not properly trained or younger than the minimum required age.  Without proper fencing, the pools become “attractive nuisances” as children are enticed to enter and swim unattended.  Please call us at 718-261-8114 for a FREE CONSULTATION for pool accidents or any questions about pool safety.

We represent residents of Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island.