New Jersey Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

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Were you or your child hurt at a private, public, hotel, or amusement park pool in New Jersey? Was someone else’s negligence to blame for your injuries? If so, you can seek compensation from the property owner or other responsible party through a personal injury claim.

However, getting what you’re owed is not always easy. The at-fault party might try to avoid or shift blame for the accident to avoid compensating you. Fortunately, an experienced New Jersey swimming pool accident lawyer from Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman stands ready to demand the fair compensation to which you’re entitled.

Since 1929, our firm has provided knowledgeable, compassionate and zealous legal representation to injured people throughout New Jersey, including individuals harmed in swimming pool accidents. Our commitment to fighting for the best results has allowed us to earn the trust of our clients and the respect of judges and our fellow attorneys.

If you were injured in a swimming pool accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, contact Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman for a free initial case review.

Why You Should Choose Our Law Firm for Your Swimming Pool Accident Case

There’s a reason why so many people in New Jersey have chosen our firm to represent them after swimming pool accidents. People choose Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman because of:

Our experience

Our firm was founded in 1929, giving us many decades of legal experience we can use to your benefit. We have helped thousands of people in New Jersey pursue the compensation they deserve and look forward to putting this experience to work for you.

Our resources

Our attorneys and team of talented support staff can tackle even the most complex and challenging cases. Insurance companies often try to intimidate and overwhelm accident victims with their significant legal resources, but our team can go toe-to-toe with any attorneys.

Our track record

We are known as lawyers who get results. Our personal injury lawyers have tried cases in state and federal courthouses, and we have won at both the trial and appeal levels. Most importantly, we are exceptionally proud to say that four out of five new cases we receive are referrals from prior clients, clients hiring us again after we previously represented them, or other lawyers.

Our approach

Many personal injury law firms treat clients as numbers in a case file. That is not the way our New Jersey swimming pool accident attorneys operate. We pride ourselves on providing individual attention to our clients so we can meet all their specific legal needs. We have the resources of a large law firm, but we combine that with a commitment to treating every client with the care, respect, and dignity they deserve. When you work with us, you will know what is going on throughout the legal process, and we will promptly answer any questions you have.

From our clients

I would recommend Richard Isolde to my family and friends, and he was accommodating in handling our case. He was always available by text, phone calls, and email. Most significantly, he helped us get what we deserved. Richard Isolde is always there for his clients and does whatever he can to get the job done.


Richard Isolde worked very hard on my case, making the impossible possible.
He was able to get the full amount up to the policy limit and then get punitive damages in addition. I understand that is a rare accomplishment. I am grateful for that and I congratulate him. Your firm was recommended to me by a friend and I will pay it forward by recommending him as well as PRA.


I used Mr. (SQ) Lee for a personal injury matter and could not have been any more pleased with his services. He understood my injury and helped me every step of the way. He was courteous and kind and I always felt better after speaking with him. His assistant, Sherrill, was also wonderful and together they made a great team! I would absolutely recommend them, and the firm, to anyone.


How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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At Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, we do not charge you any fees upfront to start work on your personal injury case. We will review your case for free, with no obligation to you. If we believe you have a claim for compensation, we will do all the legal legwork with no out-of-pocket cost to you. When we recover compensation for you, our fee then comes as a percentage of that. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us. It’s that simple.

Common Causes and Types of Swimming Pool Accidents in New Jersey

Examples of accidents that can happen at swimming pools in New Jersey include:
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Trip-and-fall accidents
  • Diving accidents
  • Waterslide accidents
  • Pool pump accidents
  • Drownings
  • Chemical exposure
  • Bacterial or viral infections
Common causes of pool accidents include:
  • Spilled water
  • Slick flooring surfaces
  • Uneven floors
  • Lack of fences and gates to control access
  • Broken ladders, diving boards, or slides
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Defective or malfunctioning pool pumps
  • Lack of warning signs, such as pool depth indicators
  • Lack of lifeguards or inadequate supervision

Places Where Pool Accidents Occur

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Accidents can occur at any type of private or public pool, including:

  • Private residential home pools
  • Hotel and resort pools
  • Community pools at apartment complexes and other neighborhoods
  • Gym pools
  • Physical therapy facility pools
  • School, college, and university pools
  • Public or municipal pools
  • Water park pools

Types of Injuries from Swimming Pool Accidents

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A swimming pool accident victim can suffer physical injuries such as:

  • Drowning injuries, including brain damage from lack of oxygen
  • Burns caused by pool chemicals
  • Bacterial infections from untreated pool water
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Lacerations and scarring
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated joints
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Muscle and tendon strains and tears

Determining Who Could Be Responsible for an Accident in a Pool

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In many cases, the owner or operator of a swimming pool will be held responsible for injuries that occur in a swimming pool accident. Property owners are required to keep their premises safe for visitors. If someone is hurt by the unreasonably dangerous condition of a property owner’s swimming pool, that owner may be liable in a swimming pool accident.

However, other parties could also be held responsible for a pool accident. Examples of other potentially liable parties include:

  • Construction companies that build swimming pools, when defective design or negligent construction of a pool causes an accident
  • Pool maintenance companies, when a swimming pool accident is caused by negligent maintenance like not correctly treating the pool to avoid bacterial growth or adding excessive amounts of dangerous chemicals to pool water
  • Manufacturers of pool equipment, such as pumps, ladders, diving boards, or water slides, when defective design or manufacturing of equipment leads to an accident that injures someone

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Special Issues Regarding Children Injured in Swimming Pools

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Pool owners have clear duties when it comes to pool accidents involving children. While the law normally only imposes duties on property owners to maintain safe premises for lawful visitors – and trespassers are not entitled to the same level of care – even trespassing children may be entitled to a duty of care from a property owner. Children have special protection under the law because their lack of maturity can lead to trespassing or entering a dangerous part of a property that represents an “attractive nuisance” for a child, such as a swimming pool.

Types of Compensation You Could Recover After a Swimming Pool Accident

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In a swimming pool accident claim, you may be entitled to recover compensation for expenses and losses that you incurred due to injuries. That includes financial recovery for:

  • Costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions
  • Costs of long-term healthcare and personal care for permanent disabilities that result from accident injuries
  • Past and future lost income when injuries or disabilities interfere with your ability to work
  • Physical pain and emotional trauma and distress from the accident and your injuries
  • Disabilities, permanent scarring, and disfigurement that negatively impact your quality of life

How Our Lawyers Help People Seek Compensation for Swimming Pool Injuries

At Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, we help people injured in New Jersey swimming pool accidents seek financial recovery and accountability by:

Gathering evidence from the accident scene

Gathering evidence from the accident scene that we can use to build a persuasive case for your rights to compensation

Calculating your past and future expenses and losses

Calculating your past and future expenses and losses to ensure we pursue full financial recovery for you

Identifying the parties responsible for the accident

Identifying the parties responsible for the accident who may be held liable for your injuries

Finding and hiring the right expert witnesses

Finding and hiring the right expert witnesses.

Filing insurance claims and demands for compensation

Filing insurance claims and demands for compensation on your behalf, aggressively pursuing maximum compensation for you in a negotiated settlement, or by taking your case to trial if necessary

Contact Us Now for a Free Claim Review with a New Jersey Swimming Pool Accident Attorney

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Contact Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman right away if you, your child, or another loved one has been hurt in a swimming pool accident in New Jersey. If someone else’s carelessness caused you harm, we are ready to demand fair compensation so you can get the medical care you need, pay your bills, and move on with your life.

Call us or reach out online today for a free, no-obligation consultation.


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