Swimming pools are great for fun and relaxation, but can also be dangerous if not maintained properly or have poorly trained or insufficient staff. We have swimming pool accident attorneys here in San Diego that have represented many clients who were victims of swimming pool injuries and drowning in San Diego. Our lawyers have handled all kinds of swimming pool related lawsuits, including cases involving negligent staff, lack of maintenance, defective pool equipment, untrained lifeguards, and poor design. We are fully invested in our clients and we will do everything we can to prosecute your case and make the negligent party/parties accountable for their actions.
Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents in San Diego
There are several reasons why pool related accidents including drowning could occur including:
If a swimming pool is crowded, people – especially young children – could get hurt when others jump into the pool. There should be enough lifeguards watching the pool and surrounding areas so that they can keep an eye out on everyone and ensure they’re safe. Lifeguards should also be properly trained so that they can avert accidents and drowning.
Poorly Maintained Pools
When the pool is not cleaned regularly, it may endanger the users’ health and safety due to the amount of bacteria and germs in it. Moreover, when not chlorinated, pool water makes it easy to transfer diseases from one person to another.
Faulty Drains and Swimming Pool Equipment
Poorly designed diving boards can lead to serious head and spine injuries, and may leave the victim paralyzed for the rest of his or her life. Defective fences and gates, as well as incorrectly marked pool depths may also result in drowning accidents. Faulty pool drains can trap swimmers at the bottom of the pool, which could lead to drowning. The manufacturer of the drain, as well as the owner of the pool may be liable if injury or death occurs as a result of defective pool equipment.
Swimming pool accidents are more common in homes than in public facilities. Many accidents have occurred in homes of friends and neighbors, perhaps because homeowners do not have the necessary training to help someone who is drowning, or even to take safety precautions to avoid accidents. Because swimming pools in homes, apartments, building complexes, and private clubs are often liable to accidents, the owners usually get insurance coverage to protect them against lawsuits.
Theories of Liability for Swimming Pool Accidents
Theories of liability for swimming pool accidents come in a variety of ways. First the person who owns the pool may be liable. That could be a company, the government or a private entity. The next responsible party may be the one who designed or manufactured any pool equipment. If that pool equipment was defective or didn’t work properly then the company who made it may be responsible for the injuries. Lastly the store that sold the pool equipment may also be on the hook. When there is a defective product, every party in the chain of commerce could be held to answer in a lawsuit.
Get Legal Assistance for a Swimming Pool Accident and Drowning Incident
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of a swimming pool-related accident, you need to know your legal rights. You may be able to recover damages to pay for hospitalization, medication, lost income, care and for the pain and suffering that you are going through due to the negligence of the swimming pool owner or staff.
At Ozols Law Firm our swimming pool accident and drowning lawyers have helped many clients get the compensation they rightfully deserve. We work tirelessly to ensure our clients’ rights are protected and make the negligent party accountable for their actions.
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