Swimming Pool Accidents & Drowning
A day at the local pool should not translate into an evening at the nearest emergency room. Unfortunately, this is an all too common occurrence throughout Northern California. Poorly maintained pools, inadequately trained lifeguards and negligent supervisors account for a vast majority of the nearly 5,000 pool-related accidents that occur in this country each year.
Swimming Pool Accidents in Sacramento
If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident or lost a loved one due to the negligent behavior of a pool owner, you may be able to take legal action. Call the premises liability team at the Demas Law Group, P.C., today to schedule a free case consultation. For over twenty years we have been providing superior legal counsel to victims of personal injury throughout the greater Sacramento area. Depending on the damages you have suffered and the circumstance surrounding your pool-related accident, you may be entitled to compensation for some of the following:
- Emergency medical care
- Long-term hospital arrangements
- Pharmaceuticals and other prescriptions
- Permanent rehabilitation and therapeutic services
- Loss of wages or employment
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
But don’t delay. The sooner you take action against the at-fault party, the greater your odds will be at successfully making your claim. In the state of California, you only have a limited amount of time to file. This is known as the statute of limitations and if you fail to submit your claim within the designated time, you may forfeit your right to compensation. Don’t let this happen to you or your family. Call the Sacramento personal injury attorneys at the Demas Law Group, P.C., today and let us get started before it is too late. Dial (916) 444-0100 or submit your information online and one of our representatives will contact you shortly.
Swimming Pool Accident Causes and Effects
All pool owners and managers are required by law to maintain a safe environment for visitors to enjoy. In this case, a visitor could be anyone from an infant to a senior citizen. No matter who is poolside, they have the right to assume that the premises are safe. Any failure to maintain a standard duty of care, or the bare minimum of safety, can result in a liability claim against the responsible party. Depending on the degree of negligence, individual injuries can include:
- Severe concussions
- Simple and compound fractures
- Nerve damage and paralysis
- Loss of sensory abilities
In turn, the reasons for such injuries are as varied as the people involved. Some of the more common forms of negligence that lead to pool accidents include:
- Poor supervision or inadequately trained safety personnel
- Lack of signage concerning pool depth or slippery areas
- Broken drains, tiles and flooring on the base and sides of the pool
- Unsecured fencing surrounding the pool area
- Over use of chemical treatments in pool water
Experience You Can Count On in Sacramento
Pool injuries and deaths can be complicated depending on where they occurred and the parties involved. Having an objective legal team on your side to sort through the details and establish a clear chain of responsibility can go a long way in proving your case. Contact the Demas Law Group, P.C., today and get the information you need to make an educated decision on your family’s future. The number to call is (916) 444-0100.
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