In a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), from 2005-2014, an estimated 3,536 Americans died from drowning in swimming pool accidents. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people who died from drowning was under the age of 14 years old.  If you or your child have experienced an injury due to the negligence of a pool owner, you undoubtedly need an experienced Las Vegas swimming pool accident attorney on your side.

The Dangers of A Swimming Pool

Escaping to the pool is a popular way of avoiding the summertime heat in Las Vegas. Although it incorporates great exercise and a ton of fun, it can also bring unwanted accident injuries. At the Injury Firm, every Las Vegas personal injury lawyer has years of experience recovering financial compensation for Las Vegas residents who have become injured in swimming pool accidents.

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Who is liable for a swimming pool accident?

Pursuant to Nevada Law, unless special circumstances permit, business owners and residence owners of the attractive nuisance (unsecured swimming pool) that caused the injury is held liable. This means that the homeowners or business owners can be held legally liable for accidents that occur on their property–even if a child or an adult were not permitted to swim.

If a swimming pool accident occurred in a public pool or a hotel, you should contact our Las Vegas casino injury attorney immediately.

Financial compensation for swimming pool accidents

Although the type of injury sustained holds heavyweight on the amount of compensation you can recover, if a victim died from drowning, his or her family could file a wrongful death claim in place of a personal injury claim.

If the victim only sustained an injury, the plaintiff can request compensation for all present and future medical expenses, in addition to pain and suffering. As an example, if a victim suffered back injury due to a slip and fall, the negligent party would be held liable for the victim’s medical costs (current and future) and any ongoing treatment or care.

Other damages available to the victim in a swimming pool accident lawsuit include lost wages, loss of consortium, and any pain and suffering.

Why pain and suffering?

Experiencing major injury and/or drowning is traumatic, and it can lead to unforeseeable future injuries such as brain injury and anxiety. Nevada law permits a plaintiff to recover damages for their mental distress.

Common injuries from a swimming pool accident

Some of the most common types of injuries you can sustain from a swimming pool accident include drowning, broken bones, head injuries, skin lacerations (broken glass), burns if the jacuzzi water is too hot, dehydration, chemical burns (if the pool’s chemicals are imbalanced), and more.

Swimming pool accident statistics

  • Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children in Las Vegas, NV.
  • The most susceptible demographic to swimming pool accidents are children under the age of 5.
  • You can develop serious brain injury from drowning, even if it is only for a few minutes.

Safe swimming tips

Public pools require a lifeguard to be on duty at all hours of operation. Lack of supervision could result in drowning and injury due to foul play. But what about swimming pool accidents at a private residence? Here are a few tips to ensure swimmer safety:

  • Keep a locked fence around the perimeter of your pool. The leading cause of accidental death among children under the age of 5 is drowning.
  • If your children do not know how to swim, take the time to teach them or invest in swimming lessons.
  • If your children are in the pool, do not leave them unattended. The smallest distraction could lead to devastating consequences.
  • Keep flotation devices around the pool. Make sure they are easily accessible to your children and/or guests.
  • Keep your guests hydrated! Lack of hydration during the hot summer months could lead to dehydration, which could cause drowning.

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Contact our Las Vegas swimming pool accident lawyer today

If you have suffered an injury from a pool in Las Vegas, NV, our lawyers are here to help you. For more than 20 years, The Injury Firm attorneys have been providing the residents of Nevada with the representation they deserve. We meticulously prepare each claim and are fully prepared to go to trial if it means getting you justice. Contact our Las Vegas swimming pool accident lawyers today to schedule a completely free consultation. We work 100% on contingency. You do not pay us until we’ve secured your settlement. Contact our office at (702) 800-0988.

Client Testimonial:

“I got into an accident that wasn’t my fault. When my insurance wanted to hold me accountable for it I didn’t know who to call so I reached out to The Injury Firm. I can’t tell you how satisfied I was! It was like having a personal assistant. They took care of everything for me. I hope I never get in an accident again but if I do, they’ll be the first call I make.” – Omid S.

Contact our injury attorney for a free consultation

Absolutely, yes! In fact, you can’t afford to NOT hire us. By working with an experienced pool injury attorney, you can rest assured knowing you will receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. We do not charge a fee up-front, and we do not collect payment until AFTER we have settled your case. We will NEVER make more than our clients. That said, there is really no reason why you should not hire an attorney!

Every case is unique; however, we will work diligently to get you your maximum financial compensation as quickly as possible. By working with Brian M. Boyer, you will never be left in the dark. You can text or call him 24/7, and he and his dedicated staff will provide you with case updates as your claim progresses.

We can’t predict the future; however, we can tell you that we are determined to win. Our skilled attorney understands torts law and he has successfully recovered millions for his injured clients. By hiring Brian, you are hiring the best option available.

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Brian M. Boyer, Esq.

Meet Our Las Vegas Pool Injury Attorney

Brian M. Boyer has practiced personal injury law for over a decade. In the past ten years, he has helped multiple car accident victims recover financially. His expertise as an injury lawyer remains unmatched in terms of securing maximum compensation for his clients.

If you or a loved one have experienced a personal injury following an accident, do not try to manage the complicated insurance negotiations and legal paperwork alone. You need an attorney, so please contact lawyer, Brian Boyer at (702) 800-0988 for a free and confidential case review.


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