Know Your Legal Options After A Swimming Pool Accident
Southern California has one of the highest concentrations of backyard swimming pools and apartment complex pools in the nation. Unfortunately, that means plenty of opportunities for pool accidents and injuries to occur.
If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury or fatal drowning accident in a swimming pool, McNally Law Office is one of the Pasadena metro region’s prominent pool injury and wrongful death litigation firms. Personal injury trial lawyer Frank McNally has been negotiating full and fair settlements and winning in court for over 25 years. We know the California laws regarding swimming pools, and we work with experienced experts to prepare the strongest case possible for every client.
Pool Owners Have A Duty To Keep Their Property Safe
California law requires property owners and managers to keep property reasonably safe for guests and visitors or to warn them of any dangers on the property. If they own a pool, this means they must protect pool visitors from many of the dangers of using a swimming pool. Some of the regulations include:
- Minimum fence height protecting the property
- Clean and safe water
- Supervision of other pool guests
- Properly maintained diving boards and slides
- Accurate water depth markings
If they fail in their duty and a guest or visitor is injured, that person may have a premises liability claim against the property owner. We represent people involved in swimming pool accident cases, such as:
- Wrongful death due to drowning
- Guest misconduct resulting in assault injuries
- Diving board accidents
- Injuries from drains and cleaning equipment
- Unsafe chemical levels in the water
- Injuries due to a slip-and-fall
What If The Accident Happened At A Friend’s Pool?
Victims are often reluctant to sue a friend or relative after an injury or drowning on their property. But what do you do if you don’t have any other option to recover financial damages for injuries? In most premises liability claims, the property owner’s homeowner’s insurance will be responsible for the settlement and the actual cost to your friend or relative may be minimal. If necessary, we also look for compensation from your own homeowner’s insurance policy. We handle swimming pool accident cases confidentially and discreetly.