Drowning Lawsuits in California
It’s hard to imagine life in California without swimming pools, but it’s also hard to believe how often fun in the sun turns into injury or tragedy.
California has strict pool safety codes, but they aren’t always adhered to. When that lack of adherence leads to injury or drowning, someone can and should be held liable, and the best way to ensure that that happens is to get a California swimming pool accident attorney on your side.
Accidents Don’t Just Happen
Most people have heard the saying “accidents happen.” The truth is, however, that there are very few, if any, true accidents in the world.
Bad things happen all the time, but they are almost always attributable to the action or inaction of a person, persons or an organization.
In the case of pool accidents, there are several common reasons behind injuries and drowning, which may include:
- Missing or inadequate barriers around pools.
- Missing or inadequate locks on gates.
- Poorly trained life guards.
- Absent lifeguards.
- Improper deck placement.
- Absent or inadequate warning signage.
- Faulty drainage systems.
In each of these cases, someone neglected their responsibility as the owner or caretaker of the pool, and that negligence can and often does lead to injury or loss.
Compensation for Pool Accidents
Pool accidents so often end in tragedy. Even when they don’t, there are often far reaching effects to the health of a loved one.
Because they are so very rarely a no fault accident, you are very often entitled to compensation from the owner or operator of the pool facility, or one of many other organizations and companies.
A California swimming pool accident Attorney can’t undo the accident that caused the injury or loss, but they can help you to get the compensation you deserve for the injury or loss, so you can try to move forward from the experience.
What Should You Do After a Swimming Accident?
When a loved one has been involved in a swimming pool accident, whether the result was drowning or something else, it can be hard to focus on anything other than the incident itself. That’s perfectly normal, but it also means you might not be getting what you deserve. Here’s what you can do to make sure that you don’t miss out on compensation that is owed to you:
- Fill out a case review form online, chat or call 323-999-HELP.
- Find out what kind of compensation you might be entitled to, and what the process is.
- Decide to proceed, but don’t pay anything upfront. We only charge our clients if we win their case.
No one can take away the pain after a swimming pool accident. But our legal team is ready to swoop in and ensure that the people responsible are held responsible in a court of law.