Claim Compensation for a Pool Accident in the Central Valley
Some accidents are tragic events for which no one can be blamed. Other incidents, however, can be directly attributed to the careless, reckless or otherwise negligent actions of one of the parties who are involved in the accident. This is true in many cases of swimming pool accidents. Swimming pools may provide fun, recreation and relaxation to people in Modesto, Stockton and Turlock, but they are also inherently dangerous.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that drowning is the fifth-leading cause of unintentional injury deaths nationwide, and that 20 percent of those who lose their lives in drowning accidents are children aged 14 years or younger. In fact, children between the ages of 1 and 4 have the highest rates of drowning, and 30 percent of deaths among young children are due to drowning. Even people who survive a drowning accident will often suffer serious health complications, including respiratory system damage or perhaps even brain damage due to oxygen deprivation.
Types of Accidents that Occur at Swimming Pools
Drowning is not the only type of accident that can occur at a swimming pool. Slipping and falling on a wet surface or tripping on poolside furniture can easily lead to broken bones or a traumatic brain injury. Whether you have personally suffered an injury in a swimming pool accident or have lost a loved one in a fatal drowning accident, you can come to Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated for help. We may be able to help you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the owner of the property where the pool accident occurred.
Premises Liability Claims for Swimming Pool Accidents in Stockton
Under the legal principle of premises liability, a property owner can legally be held responsible for injuries or deaths occurring on the property, such as if he or she failed to install a proper four-sided fence with a self-latching gate or if there was not adequate safety gear to provide for an emergency. Contact us now for a free consultation with a Modesto personal injury attorney so that we can review your case and determine whether you have grounds to sue for damages!