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