Glendale, AZ Pool Drowning Lawyers
The swimming pool is supposed to be a fun place to go to escape the heat. Unfortunately, injuries and drownings often occur because of the property owner’s carelessness. An important step in the aftermath of a pool accident is calling an experienced attorney who can determine if you may be eligible for compensation for damages.
Our Glendale pool drowning lawyers offer free consultations to drowning victims and their families. We can determine if you may have legal options after an accident, and represent you on contingency, which means there are no attorney’s fees unless we are able to secure compensation. Phillips Law Group has secured more than $750,000,000 in compensation for more than 155,000 consumer clients in nearly three decades. Jeffrey Phillips, our firm’s founder, has obtained verdicts in several Arizona counties, including Maricopa, Navajo, Yavapai, Mohave and Pima.
You can call our firm today to schedule your free consultation. Our firm can be reached any time, night or day by phone or online.
Free consultation: 1-800-706-3000.
How do I Know if I am Eligible to File a Case?
There are many factors to consider when trying to determine if you could be eligible to file a claim. This includes premises liability laws, because the owners of properties with pools are often held liable for pool accidents.
Property owners (homeowners, fitness/recreational centers, hotels) could be held liable under premises liability laws for a variety of reasons. For example, maybe the property owner failed to fix a tripping hazard near the pool. If the property owner knew or should have known about it and failed to fix it or warn pool users about it, he or she could potentially be held liable.
If the accident happened at a public pool, the owner could potentially be liable for not having safety equipment or not having a lifeguard on duty.
Arizona requires swimming pools that meet certain criteria to have an enclosure to prevent access by children and trespassers. If the fence was missing and someone drowned or suffered an injury, violation of the law could be a major factor in proving liability for damages.
Another important factor in a pool accident claim is the legal status of the accident victim at the time of the injury. Was the victim legally allowed to be at the pool, or was he or she trespassing?
Since these cases are so complex you can benefit greatly from talking to an experienced attorney. Our Glendale pool drowning lawyers can review your situation in a free consultation. We know how to determine if you may have a valid claim and there is no obligation to take legal action after meeting with us.
The Deadline for Filing a Claim in Arizona
Typically, Arizona personal injury claims and wrongful death claims have a two-year deadline. This means many of these claims need to be filed within two years of the accident or death or they will be barred.
Two years may sound like a long time, but it can pass a lot faster than you may realize. It is also important to note your claim may have a different deadline – sooner or later than two years. For example, claims against government entities must be filed before 180 days pass.
Our attorneys can determine the deadline that may apply to your claim. However, the clock may already be running, so it is important to contact us as soon as possible.
What Is the Case Worth?
The value of a case is based on many factors, particularly the damages suffered and severity of your injuries. It is tough to determine the value of a claim until we meet with you to review what happened.
Our legal team of investigators, paralegals and attorneys can launch an extensive investigation into your accident, if you have a case and hire us to pursue it. This investigation will help us to determine the full value of your damages.
We have decades of combined experience reviewing injuries, medical reports, how injuries affect future earning capacity, and how injuries can affect victims and their loved ones physically and emotionally.
Call our Glendale pool drowning lawyers today for a free consultation. 1-800-706-3000
What Can a Pool Drowning Lawyer Do to Help?
There are many reasons why it is a good idea to hire a dedicated pool drowning lawyer to help you pursue a claim. For example, victims and their loved ones are often pursuing compensation from insurance companies, and an attorney can protect your claim by dealing with insurers on your behalf.
It is risky for accident victims to handle things on their own because insurance companies know how to trick and manipulate victims into accepting lowball settlements or making statements that allow the insurance company to devalue their claim.
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group can negotiate with the insurance company and explain when to provide a recorded statement, what to include in this statement and what medical records to provide to them, among other things. We are experienced at reviewing insurance policies to determine the limits of coverage and what kinds of accidents and damages are covered.
Another benefit to hiring an experienced lawyer, like those at Phillips Law Group, is that we take cases to court if it becomes necessary. Our goal is to obtain full compensation for your damages.
Why Poolside Accidents Happen
Drownings can be quiet, which is why they often happen when other people are in the pool at the same time. Others could be distracted because they are swimming, playing around, and talking to those around them, so they might not notice someone drowning.
This is why some pools are required to have lifeguards on duty, and owners could potentially be held liable for accidents that happen if a lifeguard was supposed to be present and was not there, or if the lifeguard was not paying attention.
Some of the common reasons for poolside accidents and drownings could include:
- Slip and fall hazards around the pool
- Diving boards that were installed incorrectly
- Lack of signage around the pool
- Poor maintenance of the water and area around the pool
Contact Our Glendale Pool Drowning Lawyers About Your Accident
For more than 27 years, our firm has been fighting for fair compensation for injury victims in Arizona, and we have recovered hundreds of millions in injury compensation.
The award-winning lawyers at Phillips Law Group are prepared to review your situation today. We can determine if you may be owed compensation and explain the legal process. We can guide you through the legal process, if you have a case.
We offer injury victims a free, no-obligation legal consultation. We do not charge personal injury victims anything upfront. We do not get paid unless our clients receive compensation.
You can get in touch with our firm right now by dialing 1-800-706-3000