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If you are going to a friend or family member’s house this Labor Day, you will most likely participate in a barbecue, outdoor activities, swimming, or a combination of the three. With summer drawing to a close, Labor Day is a wonderful time to take a much-needed three-day weekend. However, if you were injured at a Labor Day barbecue, especially in a swimming pool, there is a very good chance you are looking into recovering financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some examples of pool owner negligence?

There are several ways in which a pool owner could behave negligence. Some examples of pool owner negligence are as follows:

  • Failing to install all compliant drain covers
  • Failing to put out wet floor signs
  • Leaving small children unattended
  • Failing to install all proper barriers and alarms
  • Not providing children who cannot stand with floatation devices

How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation?

To qualify for financial compensation, you are required to first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. An attorney can help you obtain all the evidence necessary to present the most effective case possible. 

How do I prove another party’s negligence in a personal injury claim?

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prove your personal injury claim. Perhaps the most straightforward means of proving a personal injury claim is by providing video or photographic evidence of your accident as it happened. However, you may also use witness testimony and pictures of the safety hazard to prove your claim as well. Following an accident, you should also always seek medical attention, as a physician will treat your injuries and provide you with medical documentation regarding their extent, which you may also use to bolster your personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you fail to do so, you will most likely be denied the financial compensation you may truly deserve. You must hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible to start the process to bolster your chances of recovering financial compensation.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, it is only right that they receive the justice they deserve. As a victim, your only job is to call us and we will take it from there. Please, do yourself a favor and do not wait. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and is seeking financial compensation, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today.

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