Summer is pool season is here in New York City and in virtually every neighborhood in the state. With number of public and private ones throughout the city, suburbs and the surrounding area, it’s impossible to accurately assess the risk posed by these potentially dangerous instrumentalities. And while the biggest danger presented by pools is drowning accidents in New York—especially for children under 16 years of age—there are other dangers as well. One such danger is believed to be responsible for a tragic pool accident that claimed the lives of three members of one family.
The three victims (a mother, child, and grandparent) were all relaxing in their backyard pool on a hot June day when something terrible went wrong. Neighbors heard screams coming from the pool area and went to investigate. When they arrived, they found all three victims in the pool and unresponsive. EMTs were summoned but the individuals were declared dead at the scene.
The results of a full investigation into this tragic accident haven’t yet been released to the public but officials are speculating that some sort of electrical malfunction may be responsible for the deaths.
Water and electricity don’t mix. And when you leave the installation, maintenance, repair and safety of your pool to professional tradespeople, they are supposed to know what they are doing.
If a company who specializes in pool installation, maintenance or repair endangers your life or the lives of your loved ones through shoddy work or installation of defective equipment, law they can be held financially liable for any injuries or deaths their negligence has caused. This would include pain and suffering for the injuries, unpaid medical expenses and lost time from work leading into the future.
If you or a family member have suffered an injury while recreating in a private or public pool, an experienced pool accident attorney in New York City has the knowhow to do the investigation into the root cause and obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 and 212-385-1122 for your free consultation today.