Phoenix Swimming Pool Slip & Fall Lawyers
Compensation for Accidents Around Swimming Pools
Swimming pools can be fun and refreshing, especially during Arizona’s hottest months. But, by their very nature, swimming pools are a hazardous environment. Water, cement, slick surfaces, and bare feet can all contribute to slip and fall injury accidents. While some slip and fall accidents only result in minor scrapes or a skinned knee, others can result in broken bones, internal bleeding, life threatening head injuries, and drowning.
If you or a family member has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you need to contact an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney. For 20 years, Breyer Law Offices, P.C. has represented injury victims throughout Arizona. We will put our experience to work on your case and help secure you the best settlement possible. Call the Husband & Wife Law Team at (602) 267-1280 today for a free consultation.
Not All Serious Pool Injuries Occur in the Pool Itself
Pool areas are rife with slip and fall hazards, including decks, diving boards, slides, ladders, high diving platforms, locker rooms, showers, and slides. In addition, there are plenty of tripping hazards around pools, such as lawn chairs, shoes and towels, bottles, cans, glasses, air mattresses, toys, etc.
Who Can Be Held Liable For Injuries Around a Pool?
The owner or operator of a pool has a duty to keep it reasonably safe. This means adhering to state guidelines regarding fences, gates, chemicals, diving boards, lights, wiring, lifeguards, etc. The owner of a private swimming pool has a duty of care to restrict access to the pool area and is responsible for the safety of anyone they let into that area. For instance, if the owner of a private pool leaves a gate to that pool open, and a child wanders in and is injured or drowns, the owner can be held liable.
Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries Around a Pool
If you or a family member suffers a slip and fall injury near a pool due to the negligence of the owner or operator, you may seek compensation for damages such as:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical bills related the injury
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of physical therapy, rehabilitation, etc.
- Permanent injury or disability
- Emotional trauma
- Special equipment and household and vehicle modifications (such as ramps or lifts)
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Lost wages
- Loss of career or earning potential
- Diminished earning potential
- Hedonic damages (loss of joy of life)
- Property loss or damage
- Punitive damages
Wrongful Death Compensation for Pool Injuries
Someone losing their life is always a tragedy, but when their death is accidental and caused by negligence, it is even more tragic. If you’ve lost a loved one due to a slip and fall accident in the area around a swimming pool, you and your family may be able to pursue any of the following damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before they died
- Loss of future income
- Loss of future benefits (such as medical benefits and retirements)
- Loss of love, affection, companionship, guidance, marital consortium, etc.
- Loss of household services the deceased performed (such as bookkeeping, childcare, property maintenance, etc.)
- Punitive damages
Discuss Your Claim with Our Phoenix Swimming Pool Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
To secure the settlement you deserve, it is vital that you are represented by an experienced Phoenix swimming pool slip and fall accident attorney. Breyer Law Offices, P.C. has been successfully representing Arizona accident victims for two decades. Put us in your corner by calling (602) 267-1280 today.