Swimming pool accidents can happen quickly, often to a devastating effect, and that is why our team of Los Angeles Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers are here to help you fight and win.
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSE) has conducted numerous surveys on the dangers of swimming pools. According to these studies, Over 2,000 children age five and younger end up in hospital emergency rooms every year as a result of swimming pool accidents. More than 300 of these kids die.
If you believe that a party may be legally liable for injuries and damages in a drowning accident, contact the Los Angeles swimming pool accident attorneys of Bisnar Chase right away. Free consultation, 323-238-4683.
Los Angeles has a very high number of annual swimming pool-related injuries and wrongful deaths. Swimming pool injuries and drownings can occur for a few different reasons, including maintenance failure and negligence in securing the swimming property from small children.
Swimming pools pose a risk for anyone, but children are at a higher risk of drowning than adults. It is crucial that children never be left unattended at a pool, Jacuzzi, or spa. A small amount of water can cause a small child to drown in seconds.
Deadly Uncovered Drains in Los Angeles
Uncovered drains have been responsible for many injuries, especially to children and in some cases this can lead to a wrongful death. This is due to the suction of a strong pump. Jacuzzi and pool drains should be covered. If the drain lid is missing or damaged it is the responsibility of the pool owner to replace it.
Los Angeles Swimming Pool Accident Statistics
Swimming pools are a popular activity in the summertime, for bbq’s, parties, even year-round many places in the world. But swimming pools pose a serious danger and can be fatal.
- Within the last 10 years, there have been over 3,500 fatal drowning accidents occurred in the United States.
- Approximately 10 deaths per day.
- About 1 in 5 children 14 and younger.
- Swimming pool accidents included over 2,000 children age five and younger that have ended up in hospital emergency rooms.
- More than 300 of these kids die.
Other Types of Swimming Pool Injuries
A swimming pool that is polluted with extremely high levels of chemicals can be dangerous, causing chemical burns caused by excessive chlorine and other pool chemicals. This can happen at a public pool, a private pool, school swimming pool or an amusement water park. It can happen as a result of negligence such as ignorance or in the case of a public pool or large water park it could be to ensure the pools are free of bacteria. In any case if you have an instance where you or one of your children suffers from chemical burns after swimming, immediately seek medical aid. Most water parks and community pools have a first aid office available.
If you own a swimming pool it is in your best interest to understand how to properly add the right amount of chemicals such as chlorine to the water. Too much chlorine is as dangerous as not enough chlorine.
How to Keep Children Safe Around Los Angeles Swimming Pools
A huge number of child fatalities in swimming pools are from the child experiencing a slip and fall into a pool unsupervised and drowning. A very successful tool to help eliminate this risk is the use of swimming pool fences and gates.
It is suggested for property owners, especially if you have young children, to install a fence around the perimeter of your pool and jacuzzi to lower the risk of children or unexpecting adults falling in.
Children are not the only risk for swimming pool drownings. Accidents include adults as well. Whether under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, adults can slip and fall into the pool and suffer injuries. Another large danger is the possibility of an individual becoming unconscious and falling into the pool or falling into the pool and becoming unconscious. Being unconscious in a large amount of water poses a serious risk of drowning, especially if they are unsupervised or alone.
While pool safety gates and fences can not help with unconscious victims who are alone, pool owners that install these items can help eliminate the chance of falling and actually landing in the pool, as long as they are not on the pool side of the fence.
Award Winning Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers
Our award winning personal injury law group has demonstrated outstanding results consistently and have held negligent property owners liable for over 44 years. We have been named as Trial Lawyer of the Year for product liability, and we have recovered $750 million plus in damages for clients since 1978. Our tenacious litigators get results — as our 99% success rate attests. We will advance all costs and expenses having to do with your swimming pool accident or premise liability case and only collect fees if and when we are victorious.
Uncomplicated Strategies That Get Results
Assigning liability and assessing damages in swimming pool accident cases can get complicated. If your accident occurred at a public facility, like a recreation park, the city itself may be liable for injuries. If, on the other hand, negligence on the part of a property owner played a part in the accident, you may need to litigate against individual parties and/or insurance companies. We at Bisnar Chase will listen to the details of your case and arrange a savvy strategy to get you the best results with the least amount of complication.
In the wake of your swimming accident, you likely have lots of questions and anxieties about what to do next. The Los Angeles swimming pool accident attorneys here at Bisnar Chase have represented many families and individuals who have suffered severe swimming pool injury or death. We can help you make sense of what can be a tough process and provide you with a systematic plan to get the best possible accident injury settlement.
Insurance Companies Want Their Money
You have probably heard that insurance companies are not your friend, and well, they’re not. Insurance companies are in the insurance business to make money. While they promise to protect you and make sure you are always taken care of in the case of a traumatic situation or sudden unforeseeable emergency, insurance clients are constantly jerked around, low-balled, and preach they are doing everything in their power to help their insured parties.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a swimming pool accident, you need to talk to an experienced Los Angeles swimming pool accident lawyer. Call the law group of Bisnar Chase today for a Free Case Evaluation.