One of the most favorite and popular activities in hot summer months is to go for a swim. This is especially true for younger children, who are out of school and enjoying summer vacation. Unfortunately, this younger age group who enjoys the water the most is also the most at risk for swimming pool accidents and deaths.
Swimming pool accidents and deaths are more common than most believe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately ten people die from unintentional drowning every day in the U.S. The majority of swimming pool accident and death victims are children under 14 years old. Swimming pool drowning ranks as the fifth cause of unintentional injury death in the nation.
Holding The Right Parties Liable For Swimming Pool Accidents
Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one from a swimming pool accident or drowning. However, holding the right parties liable for the heartbreaking accident can bring a sense of closure and justice. Even if a swimming pool accident does not result in death, it can result in serious and life-altering injuries. Filing a legal claim can help pay for the extensive hospital bills, medical bills, rehabilitation and therapy.
Depending on the specific facts of your case, the following parties may be potentially liable for a swimming pool accident:
- The owner of the pool
- The lifeguard or lifeguard company on duty at the time of the accident
- The operator or manager of the pool
- The property owner where the pool is located
- The pool maintenance company
- The pool equipment manufacturer (for defective products)
- Government entity (for a public pool)
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine which one of these parties may be liable for a pool accident or drowning. In order to recover compensation, you or your attorney must prove:
- The owner (or other party you are claiming to be responsible) owed you a duty
- The owner breached the duty that was owed to you
- The breach resulted in some type of damage or injury to you.
These types of cases can be difficult to prove. This is the reason why you need to hire an attorney who specifically handles swimming pool accidents and drowning.
Call a Swimming Pool Accident Attorney Today
The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are dedicated to helping our swimming pool injury clients reach the best monetary settlement possible.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries as a result of swimming pool accident, our experienced Orange County swimming pool accident attorneys are available to personally review your case. Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.