Swimming Pool Accidents in TX
Brownsville personal injury attorney Raúl Guajardo helps you hold at-fault property owners accountable when swimming pool accidents happen.
Swimming pools can provide hours of amusement and are practically a necessity for cooling off in warm weather months. Unfortunately, they can also pose serious hazards when property owners fail to take the proper precautions. At the Law Office of Raúl Guajardo, P.L.L.C., our Brownsville personal injury attorney represents victims of swimming pool accidents and their families. We help you hold those at fault accountable so you can get the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents in Brownsville
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Texas has one of the highest rates in the country in terms of swimming pool accidents. Sadly, the majority of victims are children under the age of 15, and more than 70% are age 5 and under. To ensure safety, swimming pool owners are required to take certain safety precautions.
When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for injuries that occur as a result. At the Law Office of Raúl Guajardo, P.L.L.C., our Brownsville personal injury attorney provides the caring support and professional legal representation you need in this situation. Common causes of swimming pool accidents in cases we represent include:
- Lack of proper fencing;
- Lack of lifeguards or other supervision;.
- Defective swimming pool parts or equipment;
- Failure to respond promptly and appropriately in emergency situations.
We Hold Negligent Swimming Pool Owners Accountable
When swimming pool accidents happen and leave someone you love with serious personal injuries, filing a claim against the property owner can provide a sense of justice while ensuring expenses you incur as a result are covered. The Texas Health and Safety Code is explicit in the duties property owners need to take to prevent swimming pool accidents. When they are negligent in following the law or in taking other precautions, the Law Office of Raúl Guajardo can help you hold them accountable either through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Compensation you may be entitled to includes:
- Economic damages: This covers actual costs, including medical expenses, lost wages, and funeral costs in the event of fatal swimming pool accidents;
- Non-economic damages: This covers intangible costs, such as your pain, suffering, and any loss of companionship or enjoyment in life you experience;
- Punitive damages: This is an additional amount we can push for if the swimming pool owner acted in a grossly negligent manner.
Reach Out to Our Brownsville Personal Injury Attorney Today
When you or someone you love is injured due to a swimming pool accident, you can count on the Law Office of Raúl Guajardo, P.L.L.C. to provide the caring support and professional legal representation you need. Let us help you get a sense of justice and the compensation you are entitled to in a claim. Call or contact our Brownsville, TX personal injury attorney online to request a consultation today.