Summertime fun is not complete without a trip to the pool. That being said, sometimes accidents can happen when in the water. It’s critical that you stay calm and follow a few steps to help yourself or a loved one in this situation.
1. Get Medical Attention
Even if you do not think your injuries are that bad, it is always better to be cautious and check out by medical aid. Lifeguards are there to ensure your safety, but sometimes their help isn’t enough. We do not recommend waiting hours after the incident to seek medical attention. This can hurt your claim as an insurance provider will say your injuries aren’t as bad as they seem.
2. Gather Information
After an accident at the pool, the facility may fill out an accident report to keep a record of the incident. If the injury requires first responder attention, they will also provide you with an accident report you can keep or take to the hospital if needed.
If there are witnesses to your accident, be sure to get their contact information. Be sure to take photos or videos of the accident scene if possible. This includes taking pictures at the location of the accident, as sometimes facilities can be held liable for injuries that were caused by their lack of maintenance. If this is your case, you have a premises liability case on your hands.
3. Contact an Attorney
If you or a loved one were recently injured at the pool and want to go through with filing a personal injury or premises liability claim, we may be able to help you. The DiPasquale Moore team will fight for you every need to get you the compensation you deserve.
When ready, contact us at (816) 888-7500 or visit our website to request a free consultation.