Santa Barbara Pool Accident Attorney
Santa Barbara Drowning Accident Lawyer
Thousands of adults and children are seriously injured or killed because of accidents involving swimming pools or hot tubs in the United States each year. In an average year, (according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) more than 200 children drown and more than 2,000 others require emergency room treatment because of these accidents.
Annually, California is second only to Florida in terms of the number of swimming pool and hot tub-related accidents reported.
At the Law Office of Renee J. Nordstrand, swimming pool and hot tub accidents have been a part of our practice since 1989. As a result, we are able to provide experienced legal representation for people who have been injured in these accidents in the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and all of Southern California, and on behalf of the families of drowning victims. Today, our attorneys are ready to start fighting for you.
Determining the Cause and Establishing Fault
Accidents that involve swimming pools, hot tubs, home spas or whirlpool saunas can occur for a variety of reasons. In addition, there may be multiple sources of fault.
In some cases, an adult guest at a private party may drown or be seriously injured in part because they were allowed to consume too much alcohol. In this situation, the host or homeowner may be held liable.
Other cases may involve negligent supervision by a lifeguard or inadequate training of employees of a camp or club.
A case might involve a legal doctrine known as "negligence per se." An example of this might be an accident that occurs because the owner of the pool had violated an ordinance or regulation such as not having the pool enclosed by a five-foot tall fence or not having a hot tub properly covered while not in use.
Swimming pool and hot tub accidents may also involve defective products. Examples of this include gate latches that do not close properly or faulty drain covers that lead to suction injuries and drowning deaths.
Take Action to Protect Your Rights
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As soon as you hire us, our Santa Barbara personal injury lawyers will begin working to determine the cause and establish the negligence of those responsible. For a free consultation - call our law offices directly or contact us online.
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