We think we are the best California swimming pool attorneys and Jacuzzi* hot tub injury attorneys in Orange County, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our local law firm is dedicated to educating swimmers and Jacuzzi hot tub owners of the dangers and risks of drowning accidents and injuries. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) indicate that there were over three thousand three hundred (3,300) drowning accidents from submersion in water, in the year 2000.
The CDC’s Drowning Rate for Kids is Alarming
The drowning rate for children under sixteen (16) was alarming and was actually twenty five (25%) percent of the total of all drowning accident deaths in the United States. According to the CDC, approximately three hundred and fifty (350) children five (5) years of age and under, suffer death from drowning accidents every year. Drowning injury, such as death and coma, is the second highest cause of fatalities for the children five (5) years and under age group. Automobile and truck accidents are the second highest cause of death accident in this age group.
Attorney Warns of the Drowning Dangers
Our lead counsel, Michael P. Ehline, Esq., warns consumers that this is a staggering statistic that cannot be ignored by a caring parent or property owner with a Jacuzzi hot tub, Jacuzzi bathtub, Whirlpool* hot tub, lap pool, or swimming pool. In fact, research statistics show that as of the year 2000, over two thousand, six hundred (2,600) small children are admitted to emergency care in hospitals, and treated for drowning incidents that result in things like brain injury, broken bones and contusions related to poolside accidents.
At least five thousand (5,000) additional small children suffer permanent injury like nerve damage requiring future medical care and treatment and expensive in house care or hospitalization for the permanent neurological disability. Most drowning injury occurs in backyard hot tubs, like Whirlpools, spas and other types of recreational water tubs including your basic swimming pools, like shallow lap pools, for example.
Land owners with pools and exposed or open Jacuzzi hot tubs, generic hot tubs, Whirlpool hot tubs in their back yard are usually mandated by California law to fence the area surrounding the pool and to have special child proof gates and access areas.
Some City and County Safety Regulations Require:
- Five (5) Foot or Higher Fences;
- Gates with Building and Safety Code Certified Safety Standards;
A Reasonable Pool and Jacuzzi Hot Tub Owner Should Also Install and Maintain:
- Infra Red Motion Detectors;
- Snug Pool Covers Children Cannot Sink Underneath;
- Closed Circuit Camera Systems in Their Recreational Pool Areas.
These accidents also include slip and fall on a slippery and slimy pool decking surface, that was not properly cleaned and/or scrubbed which can easily cause a broken bone orthopedic mishap. All of these premises liability injuries are complex and difficult to litigate.
Emotions Can Make a Non Represented Party Lose the Case
These death and injury claims are also very emotional, requiring a level headed legal counselor to give a degree of separation between emotional parents and loved ones, and the tort wrongdoer, property owner. Issues like negligence per se, for violation building and safety code sections, must be expertly explored as well.
How Can I Recover Compensation?
Getting a judgment for negligence in California courts often requires safety experts, accident re-constructionists, forensic experts. This can be expensive and that is why Ehline Law Firm PC, works on a contingency fee and advances all costs. This means no recovery no fee. You don’t pay us unless we recover for your serious tort cases.
But you must act quickly to avoid allowing the statute of limitations expiring. This is especially true if the swimming pool is a recreational public swimming pool, as the statute of limitations in government agency lawsuits is often only six (6) months! We are the firm with excellence and expertise far beyond that of cheap attorneys who seem to permeate all California cities and metropolitan areas.
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If you want to recover negligence money damages for loss of consortium, lost wages, hospital bills, and physical and mental pain and suffering, you must call our lawyer hotline now! Your experts at the Ehline Law Firm PC are recognized as experienced and compassionate and are here to help you.
*Ehline Law Firm PC is in no way affiliated with the trade name Jacuzzi, or Whirlpool, and we specifically help injured victims harmed by a defective Jacuzzi, or Whirlpool related injury.