Drowning / Pool Accidents
San Jose Drowning Accident Attorney
Representing Victims of Pool Accidents & Drowning in California
When the weather gets warm, more and more people begin pumping water back into their swimming pools or take a trip to the water park. Most of the time, we don’t think about the dangers because we are so focused on the good times ahead. Yet, the risk of injury from a pool accident or drowning accident is very real and can happen. It is important that you understand these risks and make sure you take the steps to keep you and your family safe.
If you or your loved one suffered a pool injury or had a drowning accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm to get assistance with your claim!
Common Causes of Pool Accidents
Pool accidents are especially dangerous if you have children running around. One of the ways you can keep your toddlers and smaller children safe is to install a pool guard. Another risk to children is the cleaning filters, which use suction power to clean the pool. These have been known to cause injuries to both children and adults. That is why it is always recommended to make sure you are taking all the necessary precautions to keep your pool day safe and prevent an injury from happening.
Other safety measure tips:
- Do not dive into a shallow pool or a pool that is above ground
- Always supervise children
- Advise less experienced swimmers to stay close to the edge or near an experienced swimmer
- Avoid swimming after drinking alcohol
- Do not swim during a storm, especially if there is lightning
You may be wondering if whether or not you have a cause against the pool’s owner, and if you can recover compensation. This will more than likely depend on the circumstances regarding the incident. You may be able to make a claim against the homeowner’s insurance policy for injuries suffered.
Trust Your Case to a Firm with 30+ Years of Experience
Led by Attorney Tab Mitchell, our legal team is seasoned and has been at the helm of numerous personal injury cases. We have gained million-dollar settlements and winning verdicts for clients in the past. This accomplishment is only a part of the reason why we have seen success. We have also been recognized by Super Lawyers® and received an AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
To pursue your claim, be sure to call our accomplished San Jose personal injury lawyer to review your case! We offer free case consultations.
If you've been injured in an accident through another's wrongful actions, you are entitled to compensation. Don't wait any longer; contact our firm immediately to see how we can help you.
Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.
How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?
This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.
What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?
The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.
Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?
No, only Medical Malpractices cases have a cap. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000. All other Personal Injury cases are not subject to any cap.