Swimming Pool Accidents
San Jose Swimming Pool Accident Attorney
Providing Clients With Dedicated Representation
Swimming is an extremely popular recreational activity in California; however, they are also potentially dangerous facilities that must be carefully maintained and overseen by their owners.
Thousands of drowning or submersion deaths occur each year in the U.S. This rate is particularly high for young children. About 350 children under the age of 5 drown in pools each year. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for this age group after car accidents. Another 2,600 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for near-drowning incidents, many of whom suffer permanent neurological disability.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a serious or fatal injury in or around a swimming pool at a hotel, resort or private residence, the San Jose injury attorneys at Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm are here to help. Contact us to speak with a top-rated attorney today.
Injuries at Swimming Pools
According to many accident statistics, the vast majority of injuries occur in backyard residential swimming pools. There is an obvious and serious danger of leaving small children and others unsupervised at a pool. Because of this, California law requires that private swimming pools maintain secure fences to deter unauthorized visitors and trespassers from entering.
The combination of water and hard surfaces at swimming pools create a unique situation where injuries are usually very serious, and sometimes even fatal. Negligent behavior around pools often leads to serious consequences. Inattentive and reckless behavior contribute to many swimming pool accidents where children were played without adequate supervision.
In some cases, a person neglected their duties under the law to take reasonable care on their property. This is a common issue in many drowning and near-drowning cases. Proving this negligence is often difficult, and sometimes impossible, without a careful investigation of the situation and a thorough review of California law. However, it may be necessary for your injury claim.
Focus on Your Recovery While We Focus on the Legal Details
In the aftermath of a swimming pool accident, the last thing you want to worry about is how you can pay for the legal services you may need in order to protect the rights and best interests of you and your family. At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, our award-winning personal injury attorneys handle cases on a contingency fee basis, allowing us to provide dedicated representation and guidance without charging legal fees up-front to our clients. We only receive a percentage of the compensation you are awarded in a successful case—if you do not win, we do not collect a fee!
Pursue Compensation with a Personal Injury Lawyer in the San Jose!
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a swimming pool accident, we are here to help. Our premises liability team represents injury victims throughout Northern/Central California with multiple office locations to serve you. Whether you and your loved ones are recovering after a serious injury or the tragic loss of a loved one, you deserve to secure counsel from a caring legal professional.
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.