San Diego Drowning Lawyers
When the weather begins to heat up in the late spring and summer, thousands of people across the city of San Diego try to escape the heat by heading to a public or private swimming pool. Relaxing or swimming at a pool can be a great way to spend time with friends and family, but it can also be a place of danger if pool owners fail to provide proper supervision or a safe environment. One possible tragic result of a negligent swimming pool owner is an accidental drowning.
If someone you love has drowned because of a pool owner’s reckless actions, you may be eligible to claim financial restitution from the responsible person for you and your family’s suffering. At Ritter & Associates, our San Diego drowning lawyers understand the loss of a loved one can be a very difficult thing to deal with and we are dedicated to helping you fight to hold these negligent pool owners responsible should your case qualify. Get started on your case today by calling us at (619) 296-0123.
Dangers of Drowning
An estimated 3,000 people die every year from accidental drowning across the United States. A large portion of these fatalities are children. In fact, drowning is the cause of 30% of accidental deaths for children between the ages of one and four. When pool owners fail to provide proper supervision, put a fence around their pool, or do not perform regular maintenance on a pool, they put innocent lives at risk.
While drownings do not always end in fatality, they almost always have serious and life-altering consequences. Statistics report that an individual can suffer serious brain damage after four minutes under water. Because of this, non-fatal drowning injuries usually result in severe brain damage and loss of basic life functions.
No matter what your swimming level, everyone can be put at risk of drowning when pool owners act negligently. For more information about taking legal action against the responsible party, contact our San Diego drowning attorneys of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 today.