Tucson Pool Drowning Lawyer
Swimming pools can be a lot of fun but they can also be dangerous, especially when property owners do not take reasonable steps to keep swimmers safe. If you have a loved one who was injured or drowned in a pool, you may have legal options.
Our Tucson pool drowning lawyers are available to discuss your situation during a free consultation. This is an opportunity to review the details of your claim and determine if you may have a case.
At Phillips Law Group, we have represented over 155,000 clients in over 27 years, recovering hundreds of millions in compensation. Jeffrey Phillips, founding partner of Phillips Law Group, has obtained favorable verdicts in several Arizona counties and is a member of numerous legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice and Western Trial Lawyers Association.
Contact our office to setup your free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, so there are no upfront costs or attorney’s fees. We only get paid if we are successful obtaining compensation for your claim.
We can be reached by phone anytime: 1-800-706-3000.
Am I Eligible to File a Case?
Determining if you are eligible to pursue compensation depends on many factors, such as liability. Pool accident claims typically involve premises liability laws, which give property owners duties to help ensure the safety of people who come on the property.
If a property owner fails to take reasonable action to deal with a hazard in or around the pool and a visitor gets hurt, the owner could be liable for damages from the injury. Reasonable action could include fixing the hazard or warning users about it.
Arizona also has specific regulations for those who own property that includes a pool. For example:
- The pool must be self-closed and self-latching with the latch located at least 54 inches above the underlying ground.
- The pool must be entirely enclosed by at least a five-foot wall, barrier or fence, that shall not contain openings accessible from the outside of the pool.
- The horizontal components of the wall, fence or barrier must be on the pool side.
The legal status of the victim also plays an important role in a drowning case. If the victim was trespassing at the time of the accident, the property owner may not be held liable for damages.
These cases can be very complicated, but you can review your situation with a licensed attorney.
Reach out to our Tucson drowning lawyers for your free consultation. Phillips Law Group: 1-800-706-3000
Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Claim in Arizona?
In Arizona, personal injury cases, like drowning cases, generally have a two-year deadline under the statute of limitations. Claims must be filed within two years from the date of the accident, otherwise they may be barred or dismissed from court.
However, there may be exceptions to this deadline in certain cases. This is something to discuss with an experienced attorney, because the deadline for your claim could be approaching very soon.
What is the Value of My Case?
Determining the value of your potential case depends on the severity of your injuries and the damages you suffered, among many other factors. Each situation is unique, so the damages that may be available depend on the specifics of your claim.
Generally, there are two main forms of compensation:
These are out-of-pocket expenses in the aftermath of an injury:
- Medical bills
- Medical assistive equipment
- Emergency care costs
- Ambulance transportation
- Prescription medication
- Rehabilitation costs
- Funeral and burial costs
These types of damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
Our attorneys are often asked by potential clients what their case may be worth. You can schedule a free consultation to learn more about damages that may be available in an injury claim. Our firm has a proven track record of helping clients obtain compensation to help them move forward with their lives.
How Can a Lawyer from Phillips Law Group Help?
Having a trusted attorney on your side during the legal process can be highly beneficial. Our attorneys act as a barrier between injury victims and insurance companies looking to lowball accident victims. We have many years of experience dealing with insurance companies and know the tricks they try to use on accident victims.
We have the resources and legal knowledge to launch a thorough investigation to gather evidence of negligence and the value of the damages you have suffered, including the costs of future damages, such as ongoing medical care.
Dealing with the legal process on your own is a tall order and most victims do not have the time or resources to manage the process. Fortunately, you can work with a licensed attorney throughout the process.
Need legal help after a pool drowning accident? Call us: 1-800-706-3000.
Common Causes of Pool Accidents
There are many factors that can contribute to a drowning or pool-related accident, such as:
- Lack of supervision
- Obstacles around pool area
- Lack of proper maintenance
- Lack of warning signs
- Tripping hazards
- Uncovered drains
- Diving into shallow areas
If you or a loved one was injured in a pool drowning accident that could have been prevented, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for the damages you incurred.
Call to Set Up a Consultation with a Tucson Pool Drowning Attorney
For the past 27 years, our firm has been dedicated to helping injury victims in their time of need. We have established a record of obtaining fair compensation – more than $750 million recovered for our clients.
Our award-winning attorneys have a team of investigators, paralegals and support staff ready to investigate accident claims and build robust cases for injury victims. We are prepared to handle the legal process on behalf of their clients so they can focus on their health.
If we determine that you have a valid claim, we are prepared to pursue maximum compensation for your damages. Our services are offered on a contingency fee basis, so there are no upfront costs to worry about. The initial consultation is also free.