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Santa Clarita Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys

Swimming Pool Accident and Drowning Law Firm

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.

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What Sets Us Apart

40+ Years of Experience

When people have been seriously injured in accidents or as a result of others’ negligence, they need two things from their attorneys—they deserve to be treated with respect and they deserve real results. Our firm has been delivering both to our clients since 1980.

Supportive, Honest & Responsive Care

Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.

Offering Services in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog

The multilingual proficiency of our legal team presents a distinct advantage, ensuring accessibility and effective communication for a diverse range of clients.

Available 24/7 by Phone

Accidents can occur at any moment, day or night. That’s why our services are available 24/7, ensuring immediate assistance and support when you need it the most.

No Fees Unless We Win

When we take on your case, you can have peace of mind knowing that there is no fee unless we secure a successful outcome for you. Our commitment is aligned with your success, ensuring that you only pay when we win your case.

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    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.

    Understanding Negligence

    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.

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    Seeking Compensation for Swimming Pool Accidents and Drownings

    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
    • Lost wages/income
    • Pain and suffering
    • Loss of love, companionship, and support
    • Future medical care costs
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Funeral expenses

    What To Do After a Swimming Pool Accident

    After a swimming pool accident, there are a few things you may want to do. Whether the accident was a drowning or something else, it’s important to contact professional swimming pool accident lawyers. Hiring an attorney can help you through the trauma because it can be difficult to focus on anything other than the accident itself.

    Here are a few things you can do following a swimming pool accident in Santa Clarita:

    • Contact a swimming pool attorney for a free case consultation
    • Discuss potential compensation to learn what you may be entitled to receiving
    • Ask questions about the process for improved understanding
    • Make an informed decision about how to move forward

    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. Our swimming pool accident lawyers in the Los Angeles area are here to help.