Swimming pool drowning is currently the second leading cause of death for children under 12. Adults also are at risk when the right elements for disaster are present. If you or loved one has been seriously injured in a public or private swimming pool, get in touch with our firm, Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, at once. We have more than 100 years of shared legal experience and have recovered over $500 million in damages for our clients, both in settlements and verdicts.

We understand how difficult this time is for you and your family, but justice includes recovering compensation from the liable party. We are prepared to speak with you and discuss your case on an immediate basis. We manage every aspect of the claim or lawsuit, and our goal is to recover the maximum possible amount when negligence has led to catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.

Information You Need About Swimming Pool Accidents

The following are all situations which can easily contribute to injury or death in or near a swimming pool:

  • Lack of required pool fencing
  • Missing or inaccurate water depth markings
  • Excessively slick surfaces around pool
  • Broken diving boards
  • Defective drains creating suction and trapping children
  • Inadequate security
  • Broken or non-functioning gate locks
  • Failure to warn
  • Lifeguard negligence
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Seek Compensation with Our New York City Personal Injury Lawyer

Unfortunately, swimming pool accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. A near-drowning will lead to permanent brain damage, and the victim could require a long period of rehabilitation, and may never again function normally. Recovery from a swimming pool accident can take months or years, if it is even possible. Medical bills can reach into the hundreds of thousands within the first year, or higher. If your swimming pool injury was caused by the negligence of another, there is legal recourse.

The initial action is to have your case analyzed by our legal team. We can answer all of your questions about:

  • What to expect
  • The value of your claim
  • The length of time we predict to achieve resolution

Contact our firm and speak with us about the legal matters involved in filing a claim or lawsuit against all liable parties. This is a form of justice which allows the injured person and the family to recover a financial settlement or judgment that reflects all of the damages, both economic and non-economic.