Swimming pools are a welcome relief and wonderful form of recreation for individuals and families during summer months. Southern California, from San Diego to Santa Barbara, is home to countless private and public pools, at residences, hotels, motels, water parks, and community centers throughout the area. These pools can provide enormous fun and enjoyment, especially for children. They can, however, result in tragic consequences where supervision, security, or maintenance is poor or lacking, or where defective products fail, such as gates, fences, drains, pumps, or other equipment.
Children are especially prone to swimming pool accidents, which can result in near drowning, drowning, and slips and falls on wet surfaces. Nothing is as tragic as parents losing a child who has drowned in a swimming pool incident where the child was not closely supervised. Equally heartbreaking are victims who are rendered brain damaged due to the lack of oxygen which can occur in a near drowning. Other noted horrific consequences of Jacuzzi incidents include disemboweling from over-powerful pumps.
Where negligence on the part of pool owners or operators, pool maintenance managers, or equipment manufacturers exists, those responsible may be held liable for compensation to swimming pool victims and their families. Where negligence or violation of reasonable safety measures on the part of these individuals or entities has led to injury or death, a personal injury claim or lawsuit may be justified.
Following an injury or the loss of a loved one in a swimming pool accident, you should seek professional legal help. Our firm can investigate the circumstances of the incident to determine the parties who may be held accountable in any case of negligence. Where negligence has occurred, we will carefully prepare your case, including all factual evidence, to help you obtain the maximum compensation possible for your damages. Our personal injury attorney is also an experienced litigation lawyer, who will aggressively litigate on your behalf in court, if necessary.
At the Law Offices of Haleh Shekarchian, we are committed to seeking justice for those who have been injured or have lost a family member due to negligence. Because of our continued focus in the personal injury field of law, we have achieved significant case results.