Peoria Pool Drowning Attorney
If you or someone you know has been injured or drowned in a pool, contact a Peoria pool drowning lawyer at Phillips Law Group to learn more about your legal options.
Our firm has represented over 155,000 clients in nearly three decades, obtaining millions in compensation on their behalf. Our founder Jeffrey Phillips has been lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials and has recovered verdicts in several Arizona counties, including Maricopa, Pima, Gila, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai counties.
Our consultations are completely free and come with no risk or obligation to move forward. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so there are no upfront fees if you hire us. We only get paid at the end of the legal process if we successfully help you obtain compensation through a verdict or settlement.
Contact our office today at 1-800-706-3000.
How Do I Know If Have a Case?
Our legal team will not know whether you have a viable case until we have the opportunity to review your situation in a free consultation. This includes evaluating the details of your pool-related accident and determining if another party could be held liable for your damages.
Both homeowners and property owners have a legal responsibility to create a safe environment and protect others from pool-related accidents. Under Arizona Revised Statutes §36-1681, there are several safety measures that pool owners must abide by. This includes the following:
- Pools must be protected by an enclosure, such as a wall, fence or barrier, that surrounds the area
- The fence must be at least five feet high
- Pool gates must be self-closing and self-latching and have a latch at least 54 inches above the ground
Pool owners are also responsible for educating young children about basic safety tips when using a swimming pool, providing adequate supervision to children and other pool users to avoid harm, and having appropriate life-saving equipment and insurance for the pool. Most pool owners generally have a minimum of one million dollars in liability insurance in the event of a pool-related accident resulting in injury or death.
This is why it is in your best interest to contact our experienced Peoria pool drowning lawyers. We are ready to go over every detail of the accident, so we can determine liability and help you obtain a fair recovery.
For a free legal consultation, give us a call at 1-800-706-3000.
How Much is My Case Worth?
The value of your potential case will depend on many factors, such as the severity of your injuries and damages, the costs associated with your medical treatment, time missed from work for recovery, as well as your ability to work or complete everyday tasks in the future.
Some damages you may be eligible for include:
- Immediate and recurring medical care
- Loss of wages or benefits
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- In-home care equipment
- Household and vehicle modifications
- Rehabilitation or physical therapy
Determining the value of your damages will also require obtaining important documentation, such as medical records, hospital receipts, accident reports, pay stubs for lost wages and any other information that shows the financial, physical and emotional losses you and your family have endured. This is something our attorneys are prepared to take care of on your behalf.
Can Hiring a Lawyer Help Me?
When you contact a lawyer from Phillips Law Group, we are prepared to answer any questions you may have about the legal process.
Having a knowledgeable Peoria pool drowning lawyer on your side can be an important part of the recovery process. We want you to focus on getting better while we handle all the communications and negotiations with the other side’s insurance company.
Our lawyers will protect your best interests while dealing with the insurance company to negotiate a fair settlement. However, we are ready to reject any unfair offers that do not cover the full value of your damages.
Should it be necessary, we are also prepared to go to trial. Our goal is to help you obtain full compensation for your damages.
Deadline for Filing Claims in Arizona
For most personal injury cases, including pool accidents and drownings, lawsuits must generally be filed within two years from the date of the accident. Not taking legal action before the two-year time limit will likely result in the case being barred from court and you losing your right to seek compensation.
Each case is different, so there could be exceptions requiring you to file before or after two years. Minors who have been injured in a pool-related accident have until their 20th birthday to file a claim. That is why we encourage that you reach out to a Peoria pool drowning attorney.
Complete our Free Case Evaluation form to learn more.
Causes of Pool Accidents and Drownings
Pool accidents and drownings can result in severe injuries and fatalities. The most common causes of these accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Slip and fall hazards near the pool
- Lack of pool maintenance and maintenance of the surrounding area
- Lack of posted waring signs
- Failure to enclose the pool area using a fence or gate
- Lack of supervision (i.e. inattentive or untrained lifeguards on duty)
- Drain-related accidents
- Contaminated water
- Inadequate depth markers
- Design or building violations
Call Our Peoria Pool Drowning Lawyers to Learn More
Have you or someone you love been the victim of a pool accident or drowning?
You may be eligible to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries and damages. For nearly three decades, Phillips Law Group has represented thousands of injury victims and their families and recovered more than $750 million in compensation for our clients across multiple counties in Arizona.
Request a free consultation with a member of our legal team. Our consultations come with no risk or obligation. If we represent you, there are no upfront costs. You only pay us if you obtain a recovery.
Call 1-800-706-3000 to see how we may be able to help.