L.A. Swimming Pool Drownings Attorneys
In the United States, swimming Pool accidents claim more than 1,000 children’s lives each year, and accidents in swimming pools account for more than one-third of all child fatalities. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths to children ages 14 and under. Many adults will also die or suffer catastrophic injury as a result of swimming pool mishaps this year.
A temporary lapse in supervision is a common factor in most drowning and near drowning cases. Child drowning can happen in a matter of seconds - in the time it takes to answer the phone. There is often no splashing to warn of trouble. Children can drown in small quantities of water and are at risk in their own homes from wading pools, bathtubs, buckets, diaper pails, and toilets as well as swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs.
Owners of private pools are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for children and adults. If you or a loved one has been injured in a private or public pool, you may be able to file a claim for damages against the owner/operator of the pool.
The three main components of a valid claim against the owner or operator of a pool are: negligence, causation and damages. If the owner failed to provide a safe environment, with respect to the use and operation of the swimming pool, which would include proper supervision, warnings, gating, and safety and rescue equipment, the owner/operator of the swimming pool may be negligent. If the injured party suffered damages as a result of a swimming pool owner, or operator’s negligence, they are entitled to be compensated for their damages.
If you or a loved one need legal assistance, contact the Law Offices of Walter J. Wabby today for a free consultation at (818)347-6230 or by using the online form on the right column of this page.