Pool, Watersport & Other Drowning Cases Are Tragic. We Handle These Cases With That Utmost Understanding & Respect.
We understand that after a drowning or near drowning accident, it is very difficult to start thinking about lawyers and initiating an investigation or lawsuit. Our highly seasoned San Diego lawyers are very sensitive to this. We start slowly and respectfully to understand what happened and get to work preserving evidence, talking to witnesses and documenting conditions. The family can have as much, or as little involvement in the early stages as is requested. But, we do strongly advise having us start as soon as possible. By letting time go by, evidence may be lost, witness memories may fade and other critical evidence may be lost. This can literally make the difference between a claim or no claim.
Aside from the necessity of investigation and evidence preservation as soon as possible, there may be state or government filing requirements necessary after a drowning, or near drowning, event. Our San Diego drowning accident attorneys will examine the facts, apply the law, and work on the families behalf. In addition, in near drowning cases, the person involved may be in the hospital receiving extensive medical care and it may be necessary to confirm various sources of insurance coverage to pay for not just those current bills, but long term bills.
Most drowning, or near drowning cases occur at a residence, hotel or during recreational boat use. Our attorneys handle all types of drowning cases throughout San Diego and Southern California. Watersport drowning, or near drowning cases, generally involve recreational boat or jet ski rental in places like Mission Bay or the Carlsbad Lagoon.
While legally viable drowning cases can occur a number of ways, our attorneys look for a number of things to immediately document and preserve evidence. Typically, our initial investigation will focus in on things such as faulty gates and latches around a swimming pool, lack of supervision, improperly trained lifeguards, dangerously maintained drains causing entrapment, excessive alcohol use and operating boats or other recreational water vehicles negligently without proper care.
Our drowning accident lawyers are experienced and sensitive to this difficult time. We respectfully handle the claim for the families involved while maximizing our experience on your behalf
California law in drowning cases is governed by both negligence principles and the California Pool Safety Act.
In some instances, our drowning lawyers may bring a claim for violation of the California Pool Safety Act. The Swimming Pool Safety Act is applicable to the use and safety associated with swimming pools. The Act requires that pools have certain things like appropriate fencing, exit alarms, a self closing and latching gate and other means of protection. Our San Diego drowning lawyers will examine the facts of the case and look for violations of the California Swimming Pool Act.
In other instances (and often they cross over) a legal dangerous condition on a property theory may be associated with a pool drowning accident. In a premises dangerous condition case, the law will hold a property owner, and perhaps others, responsible in a drowning case they either knew, or should have known through the exercise of reasonable care, that a dangerous condition (associated with a swimming pool) existed and failed to take steps to abate that condition. Our drowning accident attorneys will look at all facts and circumstances applicable to each case.
Our Attorneys Are Experienced. We Have Been In Business Since 1997 And Hold A BBB A+ Rating.
We handle all cases on a contingency basis, with a no fee until we win guarantee. You only pay if we recover money on your behalf.
We understand there is no sum of money that will replace the loss of a loved one. In drowning cases of survival, the person involved may be entitled to long term care, payment of past and future medical bills and lost earnings, as well as ‘pain and suffering’ and other legal forms of compensation
In cases involving a fatality, the family members will have a claim for the losses suffered.
Our lawyers understand this is a very difficult time. We are available to have a confidential consultation to advise you of the next best steps and how we may help.
Our San Diego drowning accident lawyers put the client care and experience at the forefront. We make informed, experienced, logical decisions, designing and execute a unique blueprint for each client, each case.
Our San Diego team has over 90 years of collective experience. We have a former prosecutor, formal national insurance company defense lawyers and some of the industries highest awards, such as Best of The Bar, Top 100 in the USA, 2017 Client Choice Award to name a few. Read more about us.
If you’ are seeking legal advise about a drowning accident, or near drowning accident, take advantage of our Free Case Evaluation offer. One of our experienced lawyers will listen stop what they are doing and take the time to listen, offer advice and let you know how we may help. We can also arrange a video conference if multiple family members would like to jon the call.
The call is free. The Case Evaluation is free. Call or Email us now (below) to talk to an attorney.
In a nutshell, our Clients are not responsible for attorney fees until we recover money on their behalf. Once a case settles, our fees are simply deducted from the settlement amount. Guaranteed. We believe that every Client deserves strong representation regardless of their financial circumstances. By basing attorney fees on a percentage of money recovered, we are able to offer every Client with a valid claim, the very best representation possible.
Tell us about your accident and your injuries. An injury lawyer from our team will call and provide you with a Free Evaluation of your Case. If we can help, and you are unable to travel, we will come to your home, office or hospital. It’s easy – let’s get started.