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Riverside Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys

Riverside Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident incident caused by negligence, call a Riverside swimming pool accident lawyer now at 951-530-3711 to set up your free consultation.

During your Free Consultation, we will inform you of your rights and determine if your case qualifies you for compensation for your injuries.

Riverside Swimming Pool Accident

Questions to Ask a Riverside Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

Hiring the right kind of lawyer is essential to success in getting top financial compensation. By asking the right questions upfront, you’ll have a clear understanding of the process and time required to negotiate a good settlement.

  • How much experience do you have handling swimming pool injury cases specifically? Look for extensive expertise with pool accidents and cases like yours.
  • What types of pool accident cases have you handled, and what were the outcomes? Ask about their success record and specific examples of past pool injury cases.
  • Are you familiar with pool codes and regulations in my state/region? They should know relevant pool laws and regulations.
  • What will your investigation process look like? Find out what steps they’ll take to build a strong case, such as inspecting the pool, interviewing witnesses, obtaining medical records, etc.
  • How often have you tried pool injury cases in court if my case goes to trial? Choose someone with plenty of trial experience specifically for pool accidents.
  • Who in your office will be handling my case? Make sure you’re comfortable with the lawyer and legal team that will be working on your case.
  • What are all the costs I can expect? Get a clear overview of legal fees, filing fees, expert witness charges, and any other costs associated with a pool injury case.

Call our law office to speak with a Riverside swimming pool accident lawyer today. The consultation is free. 

Award-winning Riverside Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys

Bisnar Chase has been a trusted legal team for over four decades, winning almost one billion for our clients with a 99% success rate.

Rated year after year as one of America’s best law firms and the top 1% of award-winning litigators in California, you can trust our legal team to work hard for you to get the best compensation in your accident case.

Contact a Riverside swimming pool accident lawyer at Bisnar Chase to have us evaluate your case. There is no cost if we don’t win your case.

What Percent Do Personal Injury Lawyers Get?

In California, the contingency fee basis is about 33 1/3 percent. Attorneys practicing personal injury law can charge up to 40% but most don’t unless it’s a very complex case requiring many resources.

At Bisnar Chase you will never pay your lawyer directly, the attorney fees come from the settlement proceeds. We also work to put all your medical bills on a lien so that you don’t pay them until the case ends. We negotiate medical costs on every claim to put more money in your pocket.

Typical Costs in a California Injury Case

  • Filing Fees – Filing fees are associated with initiating a lawsuit, such as fees to file the complaint, motions, etc. These tend to run several hundred dollars or more.
  • Service of Process Fees – To formally serve legal documents to defendants, you may need to pay a registered process server. Fees are around $50 and up per defendant served.
  • Discovery Costs – Taking depositions, obtaining medical records, etc., involves court reporter fees and records fees. The expenses vary from case to case.
  • Investigation Expenses – A private investigator may be hired to photograph accident scenes, interview witnesses, etc. Fees of $50-$150/hour are common.
  • Expert Witness Fees – Experts may be retained to analyze evidence, calculate damages and help prove your case.
  • Medical Evaluation Costs – Independent medical exams to assess the extent of injuries.
  • Trial Exhibits – If the case goes to trial, presentation boards, models, animations, and other evidence exhibits can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars.
  • Miscellaneous – Other potential costs include travel, photocopies, postage, courier services, etc.

It’s important to thoroughly discuss costs with your attorney so you can anticipate and prepare for them. But the ultimate goal is a strong settlement or award that more than covers the expenses.

How Long Will My Injury Case Take?

The length of time can vary widely depending on how complex the case is. Your lawyer will negotiate with insurance companies and defense lawyers, so expect a lot of back and forth. If your attorney moves quickly to settle your case, they are not fighting hard enough for you. In our firm, 2-3 attorneys review each settlement offer to make sure no money is left on the table. 

What Compensation Should I Demand in a Riverside Swimming Pool Accident Lawsuit?

Several factors determine what compensation you should demand in a Riverside swimming pool accident lawsuit.

  • Medical expenses include any expenses related to ambulance transportation, hospitalization, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, etc. Make sure to include current and estimated future medical costs.
  • Lost income – If your injuries prevent you from working, calculate the wages you have and will lose due to the accident. Support this with pay stubs, tax returns, and documentation from your employer.
  • Pain and suffering – You can claim damages for physical pain, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, etc., resulting from the accident. The amount varies based on the severity and duration of your suffering.
  • Wrongful death damages – If a family member died due to the pool accident, you can claim loss of companionship, income contribution, and other applicable damages.
  • Punitive damages – If gross negligence caused the accident, you may be awarded extra punitive damages.

Consult with your Riverside swimming pool accident lawyer to ensure you seek full and fair compensation based on California laws and court precedent in your specific case. Be prepared to justify your claimed damages with evidence. The total compensation amount can be considerable depending on the accident’s severity.

Devastating Injuries in Swimming Pool Accidents

For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.

More than half of drowning victims treated in emergency departments require hospitalization or transfer for further care.

These nonfatal drowning injuries can cause severe brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning, putting victims in a permanent vegetative state.

The worst part about all of these cases is that they are causally related to the owner’s negligence and, thus 100 percent preventable had the property owner taken the time to ensure the safety of others.

How to Prevent Swimming Pool Accidents in Riverside

For most of the year, residents enjoy poolside parties and gatherings in Riverside. But with the luxury of enjoying a swimming pool comes the danger of these premises liability cases.

Proactive safety measures can make your pool experience a fun and safe time. However, not all pool owners share the same sense of importance concerning pool safety.

Parents can experience emotional pain and suffering when a pool accident occurs. Children are particularly vulnerable, but people of all ages can suffer due to pool incidents. Swimming pool accidents generally fall under the umbrella of premises liability cases, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities for all ages.

This is why our attorneys have provided the tips below to help you and your loved ones spot the warning signs and how you can prevent a swimming pool accident:

  • Install a safety fence around your pool. In most cases, it is required by law.
  • Post safety signs. This is required for all public pools in California. This is optional for private pools but is strongly encouraged.
  • Install adequate lighting if the pool will be used at night or in dimly lit situations
  • Keep a list of emergency contact information near your pool. This list should include 911, your local police station, and any other emergency services you deem appropriate.
  • Always have a trained, experienced lifeguard on duty. It is important to have someone near the pool who knows CPR and is CPR certified in case someone drowns or passes out.
  • Know the limit of how many people can be in your pool at once.
  • Keep nearby pool pavement as dry as possible. Display wet floor signs if deemed necessary. It is better to be proactively safe than to have someone slip and fall and injure themselves on your premises.

What Makes Southern California Swimming Pools So Dangerous?

Owning property with a pool is a major responsibility, and if an injury occurs, a parent or guardian can file a claim.

Pools can pose a significant threat to safety whether they are located at a hotel, school, water park, or private home.

Swimming pools mainly present serious dangers for young children who are inexperienced swimmers.

Toddlers are especially at risk of wandering away, slipping into the pool, and drowning without a sound.

Children, even those who are intermediate or advanced swimmers, should be carefully supervised when they are in a pool.

It takes a few seconds for a child to slip underwater and drown. Swimming pools are silent killers, and that is what makes them so dangerous.

Riverside Swimming Pool Accident Statistics

Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death or in legal jargon wrongful death, in the United States causing almost 8,000 deaths each year.

Experts estimate that there may be 600 near-drowning incidents for every reported drowning death.

Near-drowning refers to survival after suffocation by submersion. Those who are five or younger are most at risk of near-drowning.

Although victims survive these accidents, near drowning can result in catastrophic injury such as irreversible brain damage.

This type of injury occurs when the oxygen supply to the brain is cut off as a result of submersion. When a person is submerged, hypothermia or lower body temperature could also lead to heart arrhythmia.

How Can I Make My Swimming Pool More Safe?

Young children are the most vulnerable to swimming pool accidents, and Riverside is no exception. One can take several measures to prevent these types of tragedies from happening.

First and foremost, if you have yet to install a pool fence for your pool, do it now. Experts say it is an effective tool for preventing accidents. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a four-sided fence that separates the pool on all sides from the house and the yard reduces a child’s risk of drowning by 83 percent over a three-sided fence that runs along the property line.

You can’t avoid having wet surfaces around your pool. They come with the territory. However, you can reduce the risk of a slip-and-fall accident by using any number of different anti-slip products that are available.

There are adhesive pads and paint-on coatings that can give a better grip.

You should also make sure that your drains are updated. The drains in your swimming pool produce significant suction to keep your pool water continuously circulated and filtered.

“Pool entrapment” occurs when a swimmer’s body, hair, or clothing becomes entangled in a drain or grate.

Although it doesn’t happen often, it can become a serious or life-threatening incident.

You can significantly reduce the risk of pool entrapment by ensuring that your drain covers are in good repair and in compliance with California Law.

Vacuum release systems are also available as safety features that will automatically turn off the suction when a blockage is detected.

In the video below, the Mesa Fire and Medical Department, on 12 News Today, discuss the dangers of outdated and unsafe drain covers in pools, spas, and hot tubs.

Always have a well-stocked first-aid kit and a rescue-grade flotation device accessible and ready to use. Also have a phone nearby with the home’s address posted by the phone.

It can save a lot of time if someone has to call 911 in case of an emergency. It also helps to take CPR lessons. It’s a skill that can save lives in crisis situations.

Last but not the least, never underestimate a child’s curiosity when it comes to pools. It helps to have not just one safety feature, but layers of protection when it comes to keeping young children away from pools.

Pool fences, gates that lock, alarms, safety pool covers can all help. Clear pool areas of toys so that children are not attracted to the area. Still, nothing is a substitute for the watchful eye of a responsible adult.

No child should be allowed in the pool unsupervised.

Contact Our Riverside Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers

If your loved one has been seriously injured or even died due to the carelessness of a pool owner, call our Riverside Swimming Pool Accident lawyers at 951-530-3711 for your free case review and consultation. If you qualify for compensation, our law firm will fight for you and make recovering from your accident as easy as possible.

With over 40 years of representing Riverside and the Inland Empire, we understand the pain and frustration you are currently going through and we want to do everything we can to help you in this time of need.

If you are looking for top-notch legal representation call us at 951-530-3711 for a free consultation.

Riverside Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

Contact our Riverside swimming pool accident lawyers in Riverside if you’ve been injured.

6809 Indiana Ave #148
Riverside, CA 92506
951-530-3711

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I had an attorney for my truck accident who wanted almost 60% of what my case was worth. Worse than that, he was willing to settle for $5,000.00 with the insurance company even though I was still treating for whiplash and back pain. I contacted Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys because a friend recommended them. My case was handled exceptionally well! I was being kept notified throughout the whole process and only when I was comfortable with the settlement figure, did my attorney Gavin Long, accept it. I felt like we were working together and I felt listened to. I would refer Bisnar Chase to anyone who wants quality over quantity!

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I wasn’t sure if I needed a personal injury attorney because I’d never been in a car accident before. I assumed I’d just go straight through the other driver’s insurance but that quickly became a nightmare. I spent months fighting over the simplest of issues about my case, which was 100% the other driver’s fault. I hired Bisnar Chase to see if they could just take it over for me. I was really impressed with how much they communicated everything to me! I suddenly started getting calls from the insurance company, imagine that. My final settlement was 6 times what I asked for to begin with. Everyone I dealt with was really involved in what was best for me, not the insurance.

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Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I can’t really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as well as I could have hoped.

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6809 Indiana Ave #148 Riverside, CA 92506

951-530-3711

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