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 compensation.
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 brain injury,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.