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Swimming pools in New York offer a refreshing escape during the warm seasons, attracting countless locals and visitors to public and private (home) swimming pools and water parks. However, the joy of swimming comes with inherent risks, from minor injuries to serious injury, primarily due to negligence or failure to adhere to safety regulations. If you’ve suffered a swimming pool injury or are one of the accident victims, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Our New York City personal injury attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are dedicated to guiding accident victims through the attorney-client relationship and legal process to secure the justice and compensation they deserve with a personal injury claim. Call us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free consultation to explore your legal options. If you or a family member has been involved in a swimming pool accident, contact a personal injury lawyer for a no-cost consultation to discuss your legal rights.

Understanding New York’s Swimming Pool Accident Laws

New York’s premises liability laws play a crucial role in a swimming pool accident case, setting the standards property owners must follow to ensure safety. Drowning accidents are a particularly common and severe type of swimming pool accident that requires careful navigation of New York’s premises liability laws. From maintaining non-slip surfaces to enforcing inadequate fencing and supervision, these regulations are designed to minimize risks. However, when accidents occur, such as a drowning accident that might lead to permanent brain damage or oxygen deprivation, the path to compensation involves navigating through claims for medical expenses, lost income, and more, often requiring a detailed understanding of local laws, including the statute of limitations which gives you three years to file a lawsuit. Our attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb possess the expertise and experience to manage every aspect of your case, from initial consultation to achieving a successful resolution.

Why Choose a Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb in New York City

Selecting the right legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of your swimming pool injury claim. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our seasoned trial attorneys have a track record of securing multi-million-dollar verdicts for our clients, including those suffering from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and injuries involving internal organs due to diving accidents. Since 1996, our firm’s commitment to excellence, ethical practice, and compassion has garnered respect across New York’s legal community. We understand the complexities of swimming pool accident cases and are prepared to offer competent legal advice, protect your rights vigorously, and fight for your case in court if necessary.

Types of Swimming Pool Accidents in New York City

Swimming pool accidents encompass a range of incidents, from drownings to slip and fall injuries, each presenting unique challenges and requiring specific legal strategies. Drowning, the most severe outcome and a critical category of pool injury can result from inadequate supervision or safety measures. Slip and fall accidents often occur due to the absence of non-slip surfaces, leading to serious injuries like spinal cord or head trauma, as well as swimming pool injury cases involving various consequences such as brain damage or internal organ damage from hazardous pool chemicals. Other common accidents include diving accidents and drain entrapments, emphasizing the need for stringent safety protocols. The personal injury and wrongful death claim attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are equipped to handle the complexities of various swimming pool accident claims, ensuring victims and their families receive the comprehensive legal support they need.

Navigating the aftermath of a swimming pool accident in New York requires knowledgeable and experienced legal representation. The New York City Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are committed to providing victims with the highest level of legal support, aiming to secure the compensation they need to recover and move forward. If you or a family member has been affected by a swimming pool accident, contact us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free consultation to discuss your case and legal options.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:


Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case


Help submit insurance claims


Make sure you get the medical treatment you need


Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf


File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed


Represent you in court, if necessary


Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.



Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).



A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.



A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.



The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.



The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.



Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.



The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.



The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.



The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.



A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

arien machicotearien machicote
20:55 17 Jul 24
I must say I am extremely happy and amazed at the incredible work at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb they were always available if I had any questions and they were always answered with very professionallyJason Steinberg is a great lawyer and I will always highly suggest this law firm and team to anyone out their. Thank you again to everyone at this incredible Firm!!!
Cole ColdwaterCole Coldwater
19:36 20 Jun 24
My experience with Harris Keenan and Goldfarb was wonderful. My legal representative, Steven LaRocca with Samantha Walton always made me feel well defended and cared for, in a way that went beyond professional representation and into the realm of caring about me on a personal level. Steven, Samantha and Seth Harris got me a great outcome and I can’t thank them enough!
Jennifer RosarioJennifer Rosario
14:16 05 Jun 24
The best law firm I have ever went with thank you so much
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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New York Swimming Pool Accident Claim FAQs

Understanding the complexities of swimming pool accident claims can be overwhelming. Our section aims to provide brief, general answers to orient those seeking legal assistance after a swimming pool accident. For more detailed information and guidance tailored to your specific situation, contact a New York Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb for a free case review at 800-PAIN-LAW .

  • What Should I Do Immediately After a Swimming Pool Accident in New York?

    If you or a loved one is involved in a swimming pool accident, seek emergency treatment immediately, even if the injuries seem minor, as some symptoms may appear later. Report the accident to the property owner or manager and document the pool area and injuries with photos, if possible. Collect contact information from any witnesses. It’s crucial to consult with a New York Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer to understand your rights and the next steps for pursuing compensation.

  • Who Can Be Held Liable for a Swimming Pool Accident in New York?

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Swimming Pool Accident Lawsuit in New York?

  • What Type of Compensation Can I Expect from a Swimming Pool Accident Claim in New York?

  • Can I Still Receive Compensation If I Was Partially At Fault for the Swimming Pool Accident?

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