Prescott Pool Accident Attorneys
Pool accidents and drownings are often the result of the pool owner’s carelessness. Victims of these preventable incidents may be eligible to seek compensation.
If you or a loved one were injured in a pool accident or drowning, it is important to discuss the situation with a qualified lawyer. The attorneys at Phillips Law Group have been assisting Arizona injury victims for more than 27 years and have obtained more than $750 million in compensation. Our award-winning founder Jeffrey Phillips and his firms have provided representation to more than 155,000 consumer clients. He has also served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials.
Schedule a free consultation by calling our firm at 1-800-706-3000 or filling out a free case evaluation form. There are no upfront fees or costs and we are not paid unless our clients receive fair compensation.
Do I Have a Case?
Pool accident/drowning cases generally involve premises liability laws. Under these laws, property owners could potentially be held liable for damages resulting from injuries caused by dangerous hazards the owner knew about but failed to correct or provide adequate warning about.
For example, if there was a loose tile that posed a tripping hazard, the property owner has an obligation to fix it or warn pool users about it.
Other examples of negligence that could lead to a drowning or pool accident may include failing to have a lifeguard on duty or failing to properly maintain a diving board.
Victims must prove they were legally on the property at the time of the accident. If someone was injured while trespassing, the owner may not be held liable for damages from that injury.
The rules are a little different for child trespassers because they do not have the same level of understanding about dangerous situations as adults. Pool owners may need to take extra precautions to prevent injuries to child trespassers. For example, Arizona has specific rules about enclosures for swimming pools to prevent children and trespassers from gaining access.
Our Prescott pool accident lawyers know how complex these cases can be and have in-depth knowledge of the laws and legal concepts involved.
Call today to discuss your situation and find out if you may be able to take legal action. 1-800-706-3000.
Compensation That May Be Available
Each accident is unique and so are the damages those accidents cause. Our attorneys need to review what happened to determine the full value of your potential case.
We have the resources and legal knowledge to thoroughly investigate your situation, including the accident scene, your medical records, out-of-pocket costs, and personal account of the effects of your injuries. Our team of award-winning attorneys, along with our support staff is prepared to go to work to defend your best interests.
Some of the damages you may be able to pursue in a pool accident may include:
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medication costs
- Costs of surgery
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
If you lost a loved one in a drowning accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for funeral expenses, loss of care, guidance and companionship, and lost benefits your loved one would have earned if he or she had not died.
You can discuss the value of your claim in a consultation with a Prescott pool accident lawyer.
What is the Deadline for Taking Legal Action?
Victims or their loved ones typically have just two years from the date of the accident or death to file a claim. If you miss this deadline, you may no longer have the right to pursue compensation.
There may be exceptions for your claim, however. If the victim is a minor, he or she must file a claim within two years of his or her 18th birthday. Claims against government entities have a 180-day deadline for filing a notice of claim with the government entity.
The clock could already be running so it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible about your situation.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
Generally, accident victims who are represented by experienced attorneys recover more compensation than those without legal representation.
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group have a proven record of obtaining compensation for injury victims in Arizona. We know the tricks insurance companies use to try to avoid paying fair compensation. We are experienced at protecting injury claims from insurance companies and aggressively negotiating for full compensation for our clients.
Our Prescott pool accident lawyers understand you may have many questions about the legal process. We keep our clients informed about the status of their case and provide answers to the questions they may have.
While most cases settle without going to court, we know going to court is sometimes necessary to obtain maximum compensation for a client. We prepare cases for trial because our goal is obtaining full compensation to help victims in the healing process.
Call Phillips Law Group to schedule your free legal consultation. 1-800-706-3000.
Causes of Pool Accidents/Drownings
The pool is supposed to be a fun place for people of all ages. Unfortunately, there is always a risk of accidents and drownings, which can happen very easily because drowning can be very quiet, and others may not notice.
There are many other reasons why accidents can occur, such as the lack of a lifeguard, or a lifeguard who is negligent in doing his or her job. Poor maintenance can result in tripping hazards around the pool, such as cracked tiles or cracks in the concrete around the pool. People can also suffer ear, eye or throat infections because the water has not been properly treated.
If the hazard that led to an accident could have been avoided, the owner could be liable for the victim’s damages. As each situation is unique, it is important to discuss what happened with a licensed attorney.
Call a Prescott Pool Accident Lawyer from Phillips Law Group
Pool owners have a responsibility to take reasonable precautions to make sure people can safely use the pool. If they fail in this obligation and people get hurt, the owner should be held accountable.
The experienced attorneys at Phillips Law Group offer a free consultation to pool accident victims. If we find you have a case, we are prepared to pursue the full value of your damages from all liable parties. We have provided legal representation to more than 155,000 consumer clients over more than 27 years and have recovered hundreds of millions in compensation.
There are no upfront fees for having us represent you. The consultation comes with no obligation to pursue a case.