Williams Law and Pool Injuries across Somerset County
Summer time is play time with family and friends. Our enjoyment of the warm sun may cause us to forget that many types of accidents can occur such as motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and even slip and fall injuries. When relaxing with family and friends at the poolside we often feel safe and without worry. However, lack of care and caution can be dangerous and even deadly.
Drowning is the second leading injury-related cause of death in children under the age of 15, according to The National Safety Council (NSC) . There are an average of 7,000 drowning deaths each year in America. The Centers for Disease Control reports, the majority of these drownings take place in home swimming pools and that children between the ages of 1 and 4 are most at risk. In spite of being the location of countless fun family gatherings and parties, pools can be very dangerous places, and for this reason there are strict regulations regarding pool safety for a reason.
Attorney Brian J. Levine has been a passionate advocate for personal injury victims and the families of those who have suffered wrongful death in New Jersey for almost 3 decades. His extensive experience with William’s Law makes him a strong advocate for those who have suffered from the types of deaths and injuries this law was designed to prevent. As a highly recognized legal professional, he is among the fewer than 3% of lawyers in the state who are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Civil Trial Attorneys.
We will discuss William’s Law in today’s article, and how this law can be an aid to people and families who are injured when swimming pool regulations are not properly observed in Somerset County, Hunterdon County and the rest of New Jersey.
William’s Law Attorney Hunterdon County NJ
February of 2010 saw New Jersey legislators pass the pool safety laws known as William’s Law. Within the many rules and regulations put forth by this legislation are terms for pools, their surrounding structures, and the behavior of pool owners. Our Hunterdon County pool safety attorneys recommend that every pool owner is compliant with the following state standards:
- A swimming pool is any structure containing water eighteen (18) or more inches in depth or eight (8) feet or greater in width. This includes ponds, non-portable spas, hot tubs, fountains, as well as other bodies of water
- Swimming pools must be enclosed by a four sided fence or other type of barrier
- Gates or other openings leading to the pool area must have self latching openings and be self closing
To be sure that your pool is up to code, please view the state pool safety laws or contact a qualified Hunterdon County or Somerset County attorney.
Bridgewater NJ Pool Injury Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been injured or died in a pool accident New Jersey’s Williams law can be used by an experienced Bridgewater attorney in order to get compensation for you and your family via a personal injury claim or a wrongful death suit.
For a William’s Law claim to be successful you and your attorney will need to prove:
- That an accident occurred. When, where, and how you say it did, and that this accident directly lead to injuries
- That the injuries resulted in specific damages to life (physical and/or emotional pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income).
- That the accident, and the resulting injuries, were the direct result of the pool owners lack of compliance to the stipulations for pool safety put forth by William’s Law.
To prove each of these elements, our Bridgewater Pool Accident Lawyers can use William’s Law to work with investigators, engineers and other experts to establish fault on the part of the pool owner. In addition, we will work with your treating physicians to document the nature and extent of all injuries and disabilities sustained. With our experience and knowledge of personal injury and wrongful death law we will work hard to put together a picture of what happened, how injuries were sustained, and explain why another party is responsible for those injuries.
Contact Your Bridgewater NJ Pool Injury Lawyer For a Free Consultation
If your loved has been injured or lost his or her life as a result of someone else’s non-compliance with Williams law, negligent or careless actions, you have legal options.
Attorney Brian J. Levine has been a passionate defender of the rights of personal injury victims and the families of those who have suffered wrongful death in Somerset County, Hunterdon County in towns such as Somerset, Somerville, Bridgewater and Flemington for almost 3 decades. Mr. Levine has utilized his broad knowledge of the law, as well as his broad trial experience, to achieve millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Let him stand with you as you fight for what is right. Contact The Law Office of Brian J. Levine today via email or by phone at 908-524-0123 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.