Cherry Hill Pool Injury Lawyers

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Cherry Hill Pool Injuries Lawyers

Skilled advocacy for South Jersey victims of drownings, falls, and other injuries

Many hotels, apartment complexes, and homes throughout Cherry Hill have swimming pools.  The owners of these pools owe a duty of care to the people they invite to use their pools to ensure that the pool and the area around the pool are as safe as possible. When they fail in this duty, our Cherry Hill pool injury lawyers can represent you if you are injured, or if a loved one dies, while using a pool.

At Ferrara & Gable, we understand the legal obligations of private pool owners and public pool operators, as well as the manufacturers of defective pool parts. Our trial lawyers file claims against the pool owners, lifeguards, security personnel, manufacturers, and anyone else who may be responsible.

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How common are pool accidents?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 4,400 children under 5 were treated at emergency departments for nonfatal pool or spa drownings in 2021. For the 5-14 age group, the number of ER visits was 1,300.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more children (1 in 4) die from drowning in America than any other cause of death.

What types of accidents can happen at a Cherry Hill pool?

Swimming pool accidents involve community pools, pools at commercial sites such as hotels and apartment complexes, and private residential pools throughout South Jersey. Some of the many ways a child or adult may be injured while swimming or while near a pool include:

  • Slip and fall accidents. Wet tile can easily cause someone to fall, but so can broken or uneven walkways around the pool. Dangerous slides or ladders can also contribute to fall injuries.
  • Diving accidents. Swimmers can sustain head, neck, and spinal trauma from diving into a pool – especially in pools that don’t meet the required NJ code for depth.
  • Drowning accidents. These accidents occur in Cherry Hill when someone becomes trapped underwater or becomes overwhelmed because he or she can’t swim. In some cases, it can result from overcrowded pools. Children and inexperienced swimmers may be at risk if they use pool toys (like “water wings” or “swimmies”) in lieu of life jackets or other designated flotation devices.
  • Entrapment accidents. These are often the result of defective or broken pool drains, which can suck swimmers’ hair or body parts into the floor of the pool.

At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill pool accident lawyers are skilled at showing what type of accident occurred, who is responsible, and why the accident should have been prevented.

Why do pool accidents happen in Cherry Hill?

Pool accidents can occur for any number of reasons, including:

  • Negligent supervision by lifeguards or adult guests
  • Failure to perform proper life-saving techniques, including CPR
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Defective drain covers
  • Missing or inadequate signage regarding pool safety and diving rules
  • Slippery, broken, or uneven decks
  • Cloudy water
  • Inadequate or missing safety instruction
  • Over-chlorination
  • Overcrowding

The CDC states that the causes of drowning accidents include:

  • Not knowing how to swim, or being a weak swimmer
  • Not having fences, gates, or lockable safety ladders to prevent young children from entering the pool with the knowledge of an adult
  • Not supervising children who are near water

Our Cherry Hill personal injury lawyers investigate the pool site, review the applicable notices and rules, and thoroughly question everyone who owned or managed the pool, speak with eyewitnesses, and examine any defective products that may have contributed to an accident.

What types of injuries do Cherry Hill pool accidents cause?

Common pool injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries and head trauma, such as when someone dives head-first into shallow water
  • Traumatic amputations, such as when a swimmer gets his/her arm or leg caught in a drain
  • Spinal cord damage and paralysis
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Skin disorders
  • Nerve, muscle, tissue, ligament, and tendon injuries
  • Cuts, lacerations, and bruises
  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Fatalities

Our Cherry Hill premises liability attorneys are skilled at working with your doctors and our network of doctors when injuries happen while using a pool.

Who is responsible for pool injuries and fatalities in New Jersey?

Pools that are open to the public are governed by federal and New Jersey safety regulations. These rules regulate such safety measures as the number of people who can use the pool, the safety equipment and staff that must be on hand, and the safety of the chemicals used to keep the water clean. One such law is the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, which regulates pool drains.

At Ferrara & Gable, we file pool accident claims against all responsible parties including:

  • Public and private pool owners including hotels, apartment complexes, local community agencies, and homeowners
  • Lifeguards who act negligently
  • The manufacturers of any defective pool parts or safety equipment
  • Maintenance and repair companies who fail to conduct proper inspections, post warnings, and make necessary repairs

About the “attractive nuisance” doctrine in pool accident claims

While pool owners and operators are generally not held responsible for injuries to trespassers, there is an exception: children. The “attractive nuisance” doctrine creates a standard of liability when small children (typically age seven or younger) enter a property, even without permission, because they are “attracted” to something on that property. The theory is that young children cannot be responsible for their own safety, so property owners must take all reasonable precautions. 

How much is my Cherry Hill pool accident claim worth?

At Ferrara & Gable, we take great pride in paying attention to all the small details that add up to large recoveries – such as every time you can’t sleep because you itch, and every dollar it costs you for your medical care – for every day of your life.

Our attorneys represent clients throughout South Jersey, and can demand compensation for current and future:

  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Medical bills and associated costs, including transportation to and from the doctor, co-pays, out-of-pocket expenses, and more
  • Lost income and benefits, as well as loss of future earning potential
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of bodily function and loss of quality of life
  • Loss of consortium (marital relations)
  • Funeral and burial expenses (in wrongful death claims)

Do you have a Cherry Hill pool injury attorney near me?

Ferrara & Gable meets parents, adults, and children who are injured while using a public or private pool. We meet clients at our office located at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. Parking is available and a bus stop is right up the block on Rt. 38. We arrange to speak with injured and ill clients (and their parents) by phone or via a video consultation.

Injured in a pool in South Jersey? Call our lawyers in Cherry Hill today

While some swimming injuries may heal with time, many pool accidents cause permanent injuries. Tragically, many swimming pool accidents are fatal. Ferrara & Gable has an impressive record of success in obtaining strong verdicts and settlements for injury victims and for the families of loved ones who die in pool accidents. Pool accidents are preventable. Call us or complete our contact form today to schedule a free consultation with a respected Cherry Hill pool injury lawyer.

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