Swimming Pool Accident Attorney in Phoenix
Safety Precautions That Could Help Avoid Swimming Pool Injuries
The Arizona Department of Health Services reports that in our state alone
approximately 90 people die every year from unintentional
drowning accidents. Close to half of those deaths can be attributed to swimming pool accidents.
Swimming pool accidents in which negligence played a part are
premises liability cases. What that means is that the owner of a swimming pool can be held
legally liable for failing to properly maintain and ensure the safety
of the pool and its surrounding area for any individuals who are present.
If you or someone you love has sustained severe or fatal injuries in a
swimming pool accident, it is important that you get legal representation
from a Phoenix swimming pool accident attorney immediately. This type
of injury case hinges on establishing liability. The Phoenix injury lawyers
at Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo is an aggressive advocate of victims'
rights and with more than 90 years combined experience in
personal injury law, we have been able to help numerous clients conclusively prove liability
in a swimming pool accident, allowing the victim or family to recover
Swimming pool safety regulations are mandated by Arizona state legislation.
For example, it is required that residential swimming pool owners have
a five-foot wall, fence or other enclosure surrounding any swimming pool
or body of water that contains at least eighteen inches of water. This
enclosure must not have any openings or point at which a spherical object
more than four inches in diameter can enter and it must be placed at least
twenty inches from the edge of the water. All gates which allow access
to the swimming pool area must be self-closing, self-latching and must
open away from the pool itself.
In ensuring that safety features are in place, a swimming pool owner can
greatly reduce the chances that an accidental drowning or swimming pool
accident and injury will occur on the property. Keeping life-saving equipment
in close proximity to the pool, having a lifeguard on duty, posting pool
rules, warning guests of any potential dangers, requiring careful supervision
for all children whether they are in the pool or not, limiting alcohol
consumption around the pool, keeping the pool and surrounding deck properly
maintained, and making immediate repairs to any damage that does exist,
is of great benefit in preventing the possibility of a deadly drowning
or serious injury.
Contact a Phoenix Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer
Even with safety precautions in place swimming pool accidents still can
and do happen. If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool
accident we advise you contact our firm and retain legal counsel from
a swimming pool accident lawyer that can assist you. Swimming pool accidents
can easily result in
spinal cord injuries, paralysis and even
fatal injuries. A carefully planned legal strategy may be able to help you recover the
compensation necessary to pay for your medical bills, pain and suffering,
loss of income and other swimming pool accident-related expenses. When
you contact our firm we will help you determine if the swimming pool owner
may be liable for your injuries and we will work with you closely to build
an aggressive strategy on your behalf.
Contact us and schedule your free consultation today.