If you or a loved one has suffered a swimming pool accident which has resulted in injury or death due to the negligence of another, you have the right to pursue compensation. Hire a lawyer from our firm as soon as possible so that your rights may be protected. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income, loss of earning capacity and pain and suffering. In some cases, damages may be awarded for loss of enjoyment of life, along with punitive damages. A wrongful death claim may be filed in cases where the victim did not survive. No matter what the circumstances of your case may be, we encourage you to contact a New York City personal injury lawyer at our firm for help moving forward with the legal process.
A lawyer can help to determine against whom to file suit; this may be, for example, a private individual, a hotel or gym owner, or even a government agency. It may be the owner or manager of the property on which the pool is located, or the owner or operator of the business which made the pool available or accessible. If the pool was not adequately enclosed, drains were not maintained, lifeguards were not provided or were negligent, or warning signs were not provided, you have grounds for a claim. This is also the case if defective products such as pool toys and floatation devices were defective and such a suit would involve the manufacturer or seller.
At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are here to help you and your family recover as much as possible by pursing the maximum possible compensation. Most cases can be settled out of court, but where this is not in your best interests, we will aggressively represent you in a trial. Our reputation as fierce litigators has earned us the respect of those who have observed our successes. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients and are dedicated to do all we can to assist you.