Santa Clarita Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers
Compassionate Representation for You & Your Family
Swimming pool accidents, including drownings, are an unfortunately common occurrence in California. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been prevented had the property owner taken the necessary and proper actions to keep the premises safe. If you believe that a swimming pool accident that left you injured or resulted in the drowning of a loved one was the result of a property owner’s negligence, it’s important that you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney right away.
A swimming pool accident attorney has the experience and skills to represent you in your case. If the property owner or another party was negligent, and this is what led to the accident or drowning, you could be entitled to recover compensation for your losses, including medical or funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more.
At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we are ready to help you navigate the legal process of seeking rightful recovery. Our Santa Clarita swimming pool accident lawyers proudly represent clients throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, the San Fernando Valley, and the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Contact us online or call our office at (661) 765-8484 to schedule a free initial consultation today.
What Are the Most Common Swimming Pool Accidents & Injuries?
Near-drownings can lead to severe consequences for the victim. Even when individuals, including children, survive a near-drowning, they may have severe, long-lasting neurological disabilities, as brain damage can occur after just four minutes of being submerged.
Brain injury lawsuits can be complicated and typically require the help of medical experts to win. This makes it even more important to hire a swimming pool accident attorney who has access to such resources and who can help with your case.
Slip and falls are also common, as wet pool decks are slippery. Additionally, negligent supervision and lack of proper warning signs are also fairly common liability issues involved in swimming pool accident claims.
Who Is Responsible for Swimming Pool Accidents in California?
Determining liability in a swimming pool accident case can be difficult due to the many factors involved. These types of cases generally fall under either premises liability or product liability law.
When these cases fall under premises liability law, a property owner will be liable for injuries that are caused by hazardous and dangerous conditions on the property that the owner themselves knew about (or should have known about). An owner is negligent if they fail to take precautions to prevent a drowning, whether they own a private or residential swimming pool. The same is true regardless of who used the pool, be it invited guests, members of a country club, guests at a hotel, tenants in an apartment complex, visitors to health clubs, or anyone else. Owners of government property with municipal swimming pools, or the possessors or operators of a property where an accident took place, can also be held liable.
Property owner negligence in such cases can often be defined by a lack of warning signs, lack of fencing, negligent supervision, or lack of maintenance.
In the context of premises liability, negligence is the failure to provide a safe place for others. For example, if pool equipment was improperly installed, the installers might be liable for this negligence. An employee at a public pool can be liable if he or she was hired as a lifeguard but wasn’t qualified or if their negligent supervision led to a particular drowning.
Additionally, in California, many cities have passed laws that impose requirements on the construction and maintenance of residential swimming pools. These laws may require locked gates and fences or special pool covers. Failure to follow these rules could constitute negligence.
Seeking Compensation for Swimming Pool Accidents
Damage awards in a swimming pool accident claims are intended to help restore the victim back to health. In the case of a drowning, a claim is filed for surviving beneficiaries of the victim as a wrongful death lawsuit.
Depending on the specifics of your case, you could be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical care costs
- Lost wages/income
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of love, companionship, and support
Talk to an Experienced Swimming Pool Accident Attorney Today
When you’re looking for reliable legal representation in California, call one of our qualified and experienced Santa Clarita swimming pool accident attorneys at the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson. We have the skills, experience, and resources needed to fight tirelessly for the compensation you are owed.
Call (661) 765-8484 today to request a free initial consultation.