The consistent humid South Tucson, AZ heat has led to an increase in the public and private swimming pools in the area. While swimming can be a great way to cool off, the negligent upkeep and lack of safety from a pool owner can lead to a disastrous accident.
The legal team at Zanes Law is here to help you navigate your legal options following a South Tucson swimming pool accident. Call us 24/7 to discuss the details of your case at 833-675-9474.
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Arizona has strict requirements regarding swimming pools to ensure safety. The following are just a few of the requirements:
- The pool must have an enclosure with a five-foot wall or fence.
- Pools must have a self-latch that is at least 54 inches from the ground.
- The pool’s gate must open outwards.
- There must be no openings or holes in the fence or barrier.
- The wall must be a minimum of 20 inches from the pool.
Additionally, there are very specific of requirements for unique pool ownership situations including a residence that constitutes part of the pool enclosure or for above ground pool set-ups.
Despite these safety requirements, drowning deaths in children have increased over the last few years. At Zanes Law we understand the importance of collecting compensation to help with your pool accident injuries while also serving justice to rectify this problem.
Drownings are not the only type of swimming pool accidents that can occur. Other accidents might include:
- Slips and falls
- Infections from poorly maintained water
- Diving accidents
The injuries from a swimming pool accident might include broken bones, head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and even death.
Arizona’s premise liability laws dictate that it is the pool owner’s responsibility to maintain and secure the pool properly. The state expects pool owners to meet all requirements. When they fail to do this, they may be liable for any damages that occur. Liability may fall onto the homeowner, property owner, or the landlord.
In addition to ensuring a safe swimming pool experience, the state also expects property owners to notify visitors of any potential dangers. Failing to do so will also deem the liable.
The swimming pool lawyers at Zanes Law will help you collect the evidence you need to demonstrate the following:
- The property owner held a legal duty of care
- The property owner breached that care through negligence
- The negligence was the cause of the accident
- Actual damages occurred from the accident
The statute of limitations is the time limit in which Arizona has set to file a swimming pool case. We have just two years from the accident to file your claim. If you lost a loved one as a result of a swimming pool accident, you may be eligible to collect compensation on their behalf through a wrongful death claim. Arizona also limits wrongful death cases to two years.
How Zanes Law Can Assist With Your Swimming Pool Accident Case
Navigating a swimming pool accident can be overwhelming. When an enjoyable activity turns into a disastrous one, the legal team at Zanes Law will be there for you.
We do not expect you to determine whether or not you have a case. When you schedule a free consultation with our team of South Tucson swimming pool accident lawyers, we will meet you at the hospital or your home. We are here for you 24/7. During the free consultation, we will collect details about your accident. Then we will determine what legal steps make the most sense to your case.
Build Your Case
It is vital that we build your case by identifying the negligent actions of the responsible party. If someone’s negligence was the cause of your swimming pool accident, we will get to the bottom of it. We will build your case with the following information:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Images of the dangerous pool
- A copy of Arizona’s pool requirements
- Personal recollections of the accident
It is possible that the responsible party will attempt to place some of the fault on you. We will work hard to demonstrate how their negligence left you with severe injuries. Additionally, if the state does deem you partially at fault, we can still fight to collect any compensation that the other party is responsible for.
A swimming pool accident can leave you with expensive and life-changing injuries. You may require extensive medical and rehabilitative procedures. Not only can your injuries prevent you from returning to work in the short term, but they can also prevent you from returning to the same line of work.
Our legal team will recover the following damages on your behalf:
- Medical bills (past, present, and future)
- Rehabilitative costs
- Lost wages and work benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses of the deceased
- Loss of companionship
Represent You During This Difficult Time
Suffering a swimming pool accident or dealing with a family member that has been in a swimming pool accident can be incredibly overwhelming. The most important thing following the accident is your recovery.
Leave the legal complexities and filing requirements to our legal team. We will manage all aspects of your case from A to Z while you focus on your health and recovery.
Work With An Experienced South Tucson Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer
The experience and compassion of Zanes Law’s personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the details of your South Tucson swimming pool accident case.
Reach out to a lawyer today at 833-675-9474.
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