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Pasadena Drowning & Swimming Pool Accidents

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In California, drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children 1-4 years of age. With the large number of swimming pools in Pasadena, the risk of drowning significantly increases, especially when it comes to young children who don't know how to swim. 3,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year for injuries associated with near-drowning.

Because of the large number of swimming pool drownings in the area and throughout California, there are laws in place to regulate swimming pool safety. When a pool owner fails to follow swimming pool safety laws and a person is injured or drowns in their pool, they can be held liable for damages.

Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents

There are many factors that can lead to an owner's negligence in a swimming pool drowning case, including:

  • Lack of Fencing: In-ground pools without complete fencing are 60 percent more likely to involve a swimming pool drowning than fenced pools.
  • Warning Signs: If a property owner fails to post warning signs, they can be held liable for a swimming pool drowning on their property. Pool owners have a responsibility to reasonably warn swimmers of possible dangers, indicating the depth of the water, or in the absence of a lifeguard, stating, "Swim at your own risk."
  • Negligent Supervision: If an owner fails to supervise guests, especially children, they can be held liable for a swimming pool drowning.
  • Lack of Maintenance: If an owner fails to maintain a pool or safety equipment in a reasonably safe condition and someone drowns as a result, the owner can be held liable.

We can Help You Seek Justice for Your Family

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in someone's swimming pool, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer at our firm. We can examine the circumstances of the injury or in some cases, the wrongful death to determine who is liable for the accident.

If an owner is in any way responsible for an injury or a death, your attorney will take the proper legal actions against them to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus today for a free consultation with our team.

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