SWIMMING POOL INJURY AND DROWNING
LAWYER IN PHOENIX
With the year-round warm weather and desert climate, swimming pools are everywhere in Arizona, especially throughout the Phoenix Valley. Swimming pools are so popular in fact, that 6 cities in Arizona are among the top 10 in the United States with the highest percentage of backyard pools. With Scottsdale at the highest percentage with over 62% of all homes having a swimming pool, the other cities that made the list included Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Gilbert, and Mesa. With so many swimming pools, unfortunately comes thousands of injuries and tragic drowning deaths.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning accounts for the fifth leading cause of unintentional death annually in the United States. And tragically, children are commonly the victims of swimming pool injuries and deaths, with nearly 20% of all drowning death victims under the age of 14. Furthermore, five times as many children are admitted for nonfatal submersion injuries, which can have lifelong consequences, including memory problems, learning disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries.
While winning a claim for such injuries cannot relieve the lifelong suffering and tragedy sustained, it can help ease the financial burdens forced upon victims, and help keep other families from suffering the same fate. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Enara Law understand the tragic circumstances surrounding swimming pool accidents, and are here to aggressively represent you in your pursuit of accountability.
COMMON CAUSES OF SWIMMING POOL
INJURIES AND DROWNING IN PHOENIX, AZ
There are numerous reasons that contribute to the high number of injuries in and around pools, as well as drownings. Many are slip and fall accidents, as a result of the slippery and wet surfaces surrounding the actual swimming pool. However, many are related to supervision and a lack thereof. Sometimes a lifeguard may have been negligent or distracted, in other situations a parent or guardian may have simply stepped away from a poolside child for a moment. Even the simplest of tasks, like looking away to send a text or answer a phone call, or even going to use the restroom can be enough time to turn a situation tragic.
Proper swimming pool and surrounding area maintenance is essential to prevention of inadvertent injuries and drowning. Lack of maintenance, use of faulty equipment and lack of supervising personnel like lifeguards, can have disastrous results.
FILING A SWIMMING POOL
ACCIDENT LAWSUIT IN ARIZONA
As in most personal injury cases, it is important to understand who is responsible for paying such accident claims. In the case of swimming pool accidents, it is commonly an insurance company. Depending on the site and property ownership, the underlying insurance can be a homeowner’s insurance policy, a corporate liability insurance policy, or some other type of employer’s insurance policy. The experienced premises liability attorneys at Enara Law can help you narrow down the party to be held accountable for a swimming pool injury or drowning accident.
In accordance with ARS Section 12-542, the statute of limitations on an Arizona premises liability claim, such as a swimming pool accident is two years from the injury. It is important to note that if an injury occurs at a public swimming pool (like one that is owned and operated by a city or municipality) certain other filing requirements may be necessary, and a notice of claim may be required to be filed within 180 days of an injury, or filing a lawsuit may be barred.
HOW MUCH DOES A SWIMMING POOL
ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN SCOTTSDALE COST?
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PHOENIX SWIMMING POOL AND DROWNING ACCIDENT LAWYERS- FREE
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The aggressive personal injury attorneys at Enara Law are ready to help you obtain compensation if you or a loved one have unexpectedly been the victim of a swimming pool injury.