There are plenty of swimming pools in and around the Los Angeles area. Pools are a fantastic way to cool down from the oft-scorching California heat. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a property owner lead to injuries in or around the pool area. At JML Law, our team is standing by to help if you need a Los Angeles swimming pool accident attorney. If you or a loved one had been injured due to the actions of a property owner, we will help investigate the claim and secure full compensation for your losses.
Swimming pool injuries can be severe in Los Angeles
There are swimming pools all over the city. This includes pools at private businesses, public facilities, and personal residences. Some of the areas that you will be most familiar with pools being located at include the following:
- Water parks
- Hotels and motels
- Youth recreation centers
- Private homes
- Government-run centers
Who can be held liable for a swimming pool accident in LA?
There may be various parties that can be held liable in the event an injury occurs in or around a swimming pool. Property owners of any establishment that has a pool have a responsibility to ensure that the pools and the areas surrounding the pools are safe and secure for guests and visitors.
Unfortunately, we often find that accidents involving pools are a direct result of property owners’ carelessness or negligence. Some of the most common causes of injuries include the following:
- Slipping in water accumulated around a pool
- Overuse of pool chemicals
- Not enough use of pool chemicals
- Broken pool ladders
- Uncovered pool drains
- Diving into shallow swimming pools
- A lack of warning signs
- Lack of supervision
- Lack of fencing around a pool
Unfortunately, the injuries sustained in these incidents are often severe. The attorneys at JML Law regularly help clients and families of those who have sustained the following:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe sprains or strains
- Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Severe lacerations
- Drowning or near-drowning incidents
- Hypoxic brain injury
Proving liability for a swimming pool accident case can be challenging and will revolve around obtaining any evidence needed to show property owner negligence. It is crucial to get these claims filed as soon as possible. The California statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date an injury occurs, so work with an attorney who can begin the filing process on your behalf.
Call our Los Angeles swimming pool accident lawyer today
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury in or around a pool in Los Angeles, contact the team at JML Law today. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complicated premises liability cases involving pools and hot tubs, and we understand what it takes to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include:
- Full compensation of medical bills related to the incident
- Look over the lost wages if you cannot work
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the property owner
If you need a Los Angeles swimming pool accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800.
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