Understanding the Law Relating to Swimming Pool Accidents
Determining Who May Be at Fault for a Swimming Pool Accident
Swimming pool accidents can result in devastating Injury and death. When a child is the victim, tragedy can strike in an instant. If you or your loved one suffered an Injury as a result of a pool accident, a Pasadena swimming pool accident Attorney can help analyze who may bear legal responsibility (fault) for the claim. In the case of a residential or privately owned pool, it may be the owner of the home. If there was anyone else responsible for observing the child, your Attorney can also explore whether they may bear legal fault. In a public pool accident case, your Pasadena swimming pool accident Attorney may also pursue a liability claim against the company owner and/or other employees.
Understanding What Must Be Proven in an Injury Case
As with all Personal Injury claims, a pool accident may support a negligence lawsuit. Negligence requires a showing that the victim was owed a duty by another to refrain from harming them. The breach of this duty must have caused Injury to the victim. A common scenario may be at park or campground owned pool. Your Lawyer can explore whether there were or should have been lifeguards on duty. If so, were they properly trained and were they doing their job at the time of the accident. Your Lawyer will also analyze whether any conduct by the victim contributed to their own Injury. If the victim was a very young child, this is less likely to be an issue. Parental or adult supervision will also be taken into account, as well as features of the pool.
At the The Paul S. Norris Law Firm, you can speak to a knowledgeable Pasadena swimming pool accident Lawyer who will review your case and discuss your best legal options. Call (626) 993-4415 to set up an appointment.