Southern California’s beautiful weather is ideal for people who love to swim. Although taking a nice swim in the pool can be fun, relaxing and refreshing, it can also be tragic. Swimming pool accidents can be very serious, and are often fatal – especially for young children.
If you suffer an injury while swimming or a loved one is injured while swimming or dies in a pool accident drowning, it is imperative that you immediately find an experienced attorney that you can trust. The Orange County swimming pool accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas work hard for the victims of swimming pool accidents and the survivors of wrongful death. Our legal team is dedicated to protecting your legal rights and working hard to get you the damages you are entitled to.
When we send our children to schools and summer camps, we trust the institution’s staff to protect our children. We rely on lifeguards at pools and beaches to protect us. However, when simply safety measures are not taken and a swimming pool injury or drowning happens, the owner or operator of the pool may be held legally liable. As a victim or survivor, you may have a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rate. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), at least 137 children under the age of 15 drowned in a pool or spa in the summer of 2012.
Most of these victims drown in private residential swimming pools. The majority of these tragic accidents can be avoided by securing the pool area with high fences and locks. In many of these cases, the private pool owners and operators, schools, and city recreation departments have been held negligent and responsible for the results injuries and deaths.
Near-drowning accidents in swimming pools can result in devastating consequences for the victims. Younger survivors, can suffer severe and permanent neurological disabilities since damage to the brain (hypoxia) can occur in as little as four minutes after submersion. These life-altering injuries often result in extensive and expensive medical treatment that will impact the lives of the victims as well as their loved ones.
Hiring an experienced swimming pool accident attorney in Orange County to file a personal injury claim will not undo the tragic incident. However, it will help bring a sense of justice and the financial means to get you or your loved one the necessary medical treatment.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a swimming pool accident or you have lost a loved one in a drowning accident, the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas can help. We have the experience, resources and compassion to ensure that you will obtain the best representation when you need it the most.
Please call us at 1-888-848-5084 to discuss your case or you can fill out our free personal injury consultation form.