Sacramento Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

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Thousands of adults die or sustain serious injuries in swimming accidents every year, and over 1,000 children die annually because of swimming-related tragedies. A child can drown in just a few minutes and less than two inches of water.

Our Sacramento Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys have assisted area families that have to care for a loved one injured in a pool accident or even lost a family member after an accident.

Swimming pools should be a place of fun, not a danger. Don’t face difficult insurance companies alone in your pursuit of justice. Let our compassionate injury lawyers help you. Call our law firm at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for a free case evaluation.

Preventing Accidental Drownings 

It is the responsibility of private "backyard" pool owners to ensure that children and adults are in a safe environment that emphasizes swimming accident prevention. Putting up a sign that says "swim at your own risk" or "too shallow to dive" is not enough to protect adults and children from getting hurt or drowning. The manager of public pools, including pools in hotels and motels or community pools, also are responsible for ensuring patron safety.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports about 260 drowning deaths of children younger than 5 each year in swimming pools. About 77% of the victims had been missing for 5 minutes or less when they were found. Often when a child is drowning, it is silent with no warning of drowning, such as a big splash or screams for help.

Always look for a missing child in the pool or spa first. Most swimming pool injuries happen because a pool is improperly designed or dangerous, there is a lack of supervision, or a pool has been inadequately maintained. Entrapment, being held underwater by a powerful suction from the pool drain, can also result in drowning and other injuries.

Swimming Safety Tips

Below are some safety tips to prevent severe injuries or deaths in a swimming pool.

  • Ensure that everyone in your home knows how to swim, and ensure that children and adults who enter the pool know about pool safety.
  • Don't let children enter a body of water, such as a river, a lake, the ocean, a pool, the pool area, or the beach, unless a responsible person accompanies them.
  • Make sure adults supervise their own children that are swimming.
  • Do not swim while you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Enforce strict pool rules.
  • Install the correct pool safety measures. A tall locking fence or a sturdy pool cover can prevent children from going into the pool without supervision.
  • Replace broken drain covers, and install a safety vacuum release systems, which can automatically shut off if it detects blockage of the drain.

Watch the video below for more tips on pool safety and how you can help a drowning victim.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

The Sacramento personal injury lawyers at our law office are familiar with the serious injuries during catastrophic swimming accidents. We have achieved successful case outcomes for many California swimming accident victims with traumatic brain injuries, head trauma, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, and other severe injuries.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured in an accident involving a swimming pool, you may be entitled to file a claim against the pool owner. In California, it is the responsibility of the pool accident victim to prove that the owner was negligent and that this negligence was the cause of serious injuries and damages.

California's premises liability law is complex, which is why you must retain the services of an experienced injury attorney who has the expertise to represent swimming pool injuries or wrongful death drowning cases.

We are committed to protecting the rights of severe California injury victims and their families, and we're here to answer your questions. If you become our clients, we will provide you with the attention and resources necessary to successfully represent your premises liability or swimming accident lawsuit. 

Sacramento Swimming Pool Drowning Lawyer

Call our experienced Sacramento swimming pool accident attorneys for free, compassionate advice if you would like to get your questions answered or discuss your legal options. Reach out to us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 to set up a free consultation.

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 7.7.22]

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