With Memorial Day Weekend approaching, many people will be traveling to see their friends and family for pool parties, cookouts, and more. Unfortunately, Memorial Day also traditionally marks the beginning of a spike in swimming pool accidents. Unfortunately, if you have been injured in one, you will most likely require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the premises liability claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured in a swimming pool accident?
If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, who will send an ambulance to transport you to a hospital for medical treatment. Even if you do not think you are seriously harmed at the time, it is always best to receive medical attention immediately, as certain conditions emerge days, or even weeks later. From here, you should ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information and then take pictures of the unsafe swimming pool conditions that caused your accident. Finally, once you have received medical treatment, you should retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process. Our firm can gather and present all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in a premises liability lawsuit.
How long do I have to sue after being injured in Maryland?
Those who are wrongly injured in Maryland oftentimes try and wait to see if their injuries heal on their own before taking legal action. That being said, we must advise against this, as there is a statute of limitations in place limiting the amount of time people have to take legal action against another party. Since the statute of limitations is three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need today. All you have to do is ask.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED MARYLAND FIRM
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.