According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2005-2014, there were over 3,500 fatal unintentional drownings (unrelated to boating).
Approximately one out of five of these deaths were children under the age of 14. In fact, the CDC reports that drowning is a leading cause of death in children between the ages of one and 14.
If you were injured or lost someone you love because of a pool accident caused by someone else’s negligent behavior, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses.
A swimming pool accident lawyer in Chandler, AZ can help you hold the at-fault party responsible by proving liability in your case. For a free, no-risk consultation, contact Zanes Law at (866) 499-8989.
Here are some common types of swimming pool accidents that may make you eligible for a personal injury or wrongful death claim:
If you were swimming at another person’s pool and they failed to maintain the pool and its equipment, they may be liable for your accident. For example, according to Arizona law §36-1681, a swimming pool is required to have a fence, wall, or barrier that is at least five feet tall. Homeowners are also required to install pool barriers to protect children who may be visiting the home and who are vulnerable to drowning.
Pool equipment companies owe a duty to sell products that are free from defects. If a defect or the failure of the equipment in the pool led to a pool injury or drowning, you may be able to hold the company liable.
If you were at a pool, and the recklessness of another party caused you or a loved one to be injured, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. If your loved one passed away due to a drowning, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim would hold the liable party personally responsible for your damages.
While every accident is different, some of the most common types of injuries that happen as a result of swimming pool accidents include:
These are just a few possible injuries that can occur as a result of a swimming pool accident. If you or someone you love was hurt because of a swimming pool accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact Zanes Law at (866) 499-8989 for a free, no-risk consultation to find out how a swimming pool accident lawyer in Chandler, AZ can help.
In order to pursue compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, we must prove that the at-fault party behaved negligently. To do this, we must establish:
Every case is different, so we cannot estimate the damages you may be entitled to recover as a result of your accident. Damages that victims have been able to recover in similar cases include:
If your family member passed away because of injuries sustained from a pool accident, you may be entitled to damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. Some damages that are specific to a wrongful death claim are:
Do not endure your loss alone. You may go into financial turmoil after the loss of a loved one. Contact our offices today so we can discuss your legal options for recovering damages that are owed to you.
Many pool owners today fail to take the necessary precautions to keep others safe while visiting their homes. While some injuries that happen in and around swimming pools are minor, many are life-altering or even fatal.
When a life-altering injury or death occurs, a dedicated swimming pool accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation to recover damages to the fullest extent. We can gather evidence and take the necessary steps to prove liability in your case. We will also negotiate with the insurance company to pursue a settlement that will cover your injuries.
Time is of the essence. Do not wait to get started. Take advantage of your free consultation and sign up in one call on the phone. If you are recovering from your injuries, we can come to your home or hospital for a consultation.
Call Zanes Law today at (866) 499-8989 to find out how a swimming pool accident lawyer in Chandler, AZ can help.