A swimming pool accident is often severe, disabling, or fatal. Water and hard surfaces can all too often result in creating a dangerous and potentially negligent situation. Is it really surprising that most swimming pool accidents involve children playing around pools without adequate supervision?
Determining Negligent Parties
Like it or not, swimming pools present a clear danger to young children, especially when unattended. That is why California law mandates that private swimming pools be fenced and secured from unauthorized visitors and trespassers. California state law maintains that owners of swimming pools should take reasonable safety precautions when it is reasonably foreseeable that children could trespass to swim in a swimming pool and drown or otherwise cause harm-injure themselves. For instance, many local and city ordinances require swimming pool owners to install fences and locks around pools to prevent children from gaining access and possibly drowning. Apartment complex owners with pools are also held accountable if the pool area was not secured; and allowed a child to gain access to the pool area.
For nearly two decades, the personal injury attorneys at Golden Gate Law Group have represented swimming pool accident and drowning death cases in court. Our experience working with accident scene rescue personnel and witnesses, including expert witnesses to determine the cause of an accident, enable us to build a strong case for our clients.
After thoroughly reviewing the evidence of what happened at the scene of the accident, we review all applicable California laws and regulations to determine if any laws were broken.
If you were injured as a result of swimming pool accident in California you have a limited amount of time to file a claim of your injury or you could lose your right to recover damages for your losses. Contact the the swimming pool accident lawyers at Golden Gate Law Group now for a free consultation and case evaluation. Call toll free 1-800-704-0151.