San Antonio Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer
It only takes a little accident to turn what was supposed to be a relaxing day at the pool into something far worse. You were expecting a peaceful swim, perhaps some laughter and splashing with the family. Unfortunately, once an accident occurs, your entire life is changed. If you or a loved one has been involved in a swimming pool or drowning accident in the San Antonio area, you may be due compensation for your injuries. There are several key factors to consider as you shape your case. By working with an experienced attorney, you can raise the odds that you will be able to collect the damages that you or your loved one are owed following your accident. Contact The Law Offices of George Salinas today at 210-225-0909 to learn how we can support you through the legal process of gaining the compensation you deserve.
Our ResultsSwimming pool and drowning accidents can be complicated, legally speaking. In many cases, the owners of the pool—whether a hotel or other private pool or a public pool— may attempt to deny any liability. That doesn't mean, however, that you aren't due compensation—and in many cases, we have been able to collect it. We've been able to collect substantial damages for the families of drowning victims or those involved in swimming pool accidents. In some cases, this amount has included up to the full amount of the insurance policy limits.
What Are Typical Swimming Pool and Drowning Injuries?Most often, swimming pool and drowning accidents occur in privately owned pools, which may not be maintained as well or have the same levels of supervision you expect from a public pool. That doesn't mean, however, that you and your loved ones can't or won't be injured in a public pool. Swimming pool and drowning accidents can include:
- Head injuries
- Drowning, including death
- Secondary drowning
- Broken bones or other injuries sustained in or around the pool
- Brain damage
Who Is at Fault?Most of the time, drowning accidents are simply that: accidents. In some cases, however, drowning accidents can be caused by negligence on the part of the pool owner or staff. This may include improper fencing around the pool, poor maintenance, poor supervision when a child was left in the care of another individual, and other circumstances. It's important to work with an attorney to determine who, if anyone, was at fault for the accident. In some cases, it may be the supervising individual; in other cases, you may find that the facility was responsible for drowning injuries.
What Damages Can Be Recovered?If you or someone you love has been injured in a swimming pool or drowning accident, it's important to work with a lawyer to be sure that you're able to recover the damages you're due. These can include:
- Medical expenses, including anticipated medical expenses for the ongoing cost of care following drowning
- Funeral and burial expenses when a life is lost as a result of drowning
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages for time off work to deal with drowning-related injuries