Flagstaff Pool Drowning Lawyers
Going swimming is a fun way to escape the Arizona heat, but the property owner’s negligence could lead to a life-changing drowning accident or poolside injury. An important step to take after this kind of accident is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss legal options.
Our Flagstaff pool drowning lawyers offer free initial consultations to injured parties and surviving family members. We can examine your claim and determine if you have a valid case for compensation. If you do, we represent our clients on contingency, which means you will not pay for our representation unless we win your case.
The legal team here at Phillips Law Group has secured more than $750,000,000 in compensation for our clients in various personal injury cases spanning almost 30 years. Founding partner Jeffrey Phillips is an award-winning attorney who is a member of several legal organizations, including the American Academy of Trial Attorneys and American Association for Justice.
Our firm can be reached 24/7, either on the phone, by case evaluation form or via live chat.
Free consultation: 1-800-706-3000.
How do I Know if I am Eligible to File a Case?
There’s a lot that goes into determining whether you have a case. One of the main factors is premises liability law, because pools are part of owner’s property.
There are multiple reasons why a property owner could be held responsible for a pool accident or drowning. For instance, maybe the owner failed to repair a tripping hazard near the pool. The owner could be held liable if he or she knew about the hazard and failed to either fix it or warn guests.
If the drowning occurred at a public pool or a swim club, the property owner could be held responsible for the incident for failing to have a lifeguard on duty during operating hours or failing to lock the gate at night.
The state of Arizona requires all pools that meet specific criteria to have an enclosure installed around them. The enclosure helps to prevent access to the pool by children and those who trespass on the property. Violating this requirement could expose the owner to liability if a fence was not present and a person drowned.
An attorney will also have to look at whether the victim of the accident was permitted to be on the property. Was the victim trespassing when he or she drowned? Was he or she allowed to be at the pool? The answer to these questions will play a big role in how the case is handled.
Premises liability cases are very complex. That is why it is important to speak to an experienced attorney if you are injured in a swimming pool accident or if a loved one drowns in a pool. Our Flagstaff pool drowning lawyers will be able to determine if you have grounds for legal action.
There is no obligation to file a claim after meeting with our legal team and we charge no upfront fees.
The Deadline for Filing a Claim in Arizona
Personal injury cases in Arizona have a statute of limitations of two years. This means that you may have just two years from the date of the accident or injury to file your claim against the property owner. Should you file a claim after the two-year date has passed, the court can dismiss it.
Depending on your situation, your claim may fall under an exception to this two-year deadline. You may need to file sooner than two years – a claim against a public entity must be filed within 180 days of the accident happening. There are also exceptions when the deadline is after the two years.
The attorneys from the Phillips Law Group will be able to determine the statute of limitations that may apply to your case.
What Is the Case Worth?
Many clients ask this question because they want to make sure they will have enough money to pay for medical bills, lost wages, utility bills, and more. However, the answer is different for each client because each client’s damages are different. Each injury is different, and some can last longer than others.
If you have a case and hire our Flagstaff pool drowning lawyers, we can conduct an in-depth investigation into the incident to determine how long your injuries are like to affect you physically, financially and emotionally.
We have nearly three decades of experience representing more than 155,000 clients in various personal injury cases. We know how important it is to recover fair compensation after an accident.
Call our Flagstaff pool drowning lawyers today for a free consultation. 1-800-706-3000.
What Can a Pool Drowning Lawyer Do to Help?
There are plenty of reasons why you should consult with an experienced Flagstaff pool drowning lawyer when you lose a loved one due to drowning or are injured in a swimming pool accident.
An attorney can deal with the insurance company on your behalf. Dealing with the insurance company on your own can be a bad idea – they will try to trick you into accepting a lowball settlement or diminishing the value of your claim. Insurance companies are all about their bottom line, not providing fair compensation for claims.
The attorneys from the Phillips Law Group can explain when a settlement offer is fair, when to provide a recorded statement to the insurance company, and how to prove the value of your damages. We can handle the investigation of your accident, take steps to preserve evidence, gather medical records, consult experts, obtain available security camera footage, and keep you well-informed throughout the process.
Why Poolside Accidents Happen
Drowning and other poolside accidents often happen because people were left unsupervised or a dangerous condition was not fixed, such as a loose tile. Drowning is quiet so there could be people around, but they may not notice until they see someone lying face down in the pool. Adults and others could be distracted by other things going on around them and not notice until it is too late.
Distraction is a main reason why many pools are required to have lifeguards on duty. The property owner could be held liable in a drowning or other pool accident if he or she failed to hire lifeguards or if the lifeguard was not paying attention when an incident occurred.
Other common causes of poolside accidents and drowning include:
- Water that has not been properly treated, which can cause infections
- Poor maintenance of the area around the pool and the water
- Incorrectly installed diving boards
- Slip and fall hazards
- Drains not being covered
- Lack of signs around the pool
Contact Our Flagstaff Pool Drowning Lawyers About Your Accident
For nearly three decades, the team from the Phillips Law Group has represented more than 155,000 clients in personal injury cases and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars.
The legal team at our firm is ready to review your situation and make a determination if you have a valid claim. If you have a case, we can guide you through the entire legal process.
We offer victims of drowning and poolside accidents free consultations, no upfront charges, and absolutely no obligation to use our services. We do not receive payment until we win your case.
Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation. 1-800-706-3000.