The heat wave has us all looking to cool off in any way we can. For many Los Angelenos, especially those with children, seeking refuge in a public pool is just the spot. But these Los Angeles public pools are not without some major dangers that can result in serious injury or death. Accidents happen every day at public pools and when these accidents are because of an unsafe condition with the facility or negligence of someone else, you very likely have a strong personal injury lawsuit on your hands that can provide much-needed funds following an accident like this. Walch Law is here to help.
Los Angeles public pool injuries are not limited to water issues alone but can also involve the areas around the pool as well. With that in mind, here are some of our top Los Angeles public pool injury tips:
- Lifeguard on Duty: While there is supposed to be a certified and trained lifeguard on duty during all public pool swimming hours, make sure that is actually the case before letting your kids run wild. The lifeguard is not a babysitter but should make sure that pool-goers are following the rules and helping prevent drownings.
- Secondary drowning: If you are dealing with an incident in which you or your child or loved one experienced a questionably long period of time under the water, you will want to go to the local ER to check for any effects of secondary drowning.
- Government: A lot of public pools are owned by the city or other government which means that if they are fully or partially responsible for your injuries or death, you need to make sure you call us right away as there are a lot of hoops to jump thru and very little time to meet the strict government personal injury lawsuit deadlines. In any instances, you have as little as six months statute of limitations. It only takes one call so please don't delay.
- Maintenance issues: A lot of the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Orange County public pools are not only getting old but also get overused during the hot summer months which can cause dangerous and deadly maintenance issues. Common public pool maintenance accidents include: slips and falls from slipper or poorly maintained walkways, broken or faulty handrails and other walkways and poorly maintained parking lots.
What happens when you get injured at a public pool in Los Angeles? You call Walch Law immediately to discuss your options. We have over 40 years of experience helping victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death and can help get you the compensation you deserve following a pool accident or death. As we mentioned above, because so many of these cases involve holding a government entity at least partially at fault, it is imperative that you call us right away to make sure that you do not let these special and short deadlines pass you by. We are available 24/7 to talk, email, text or meet in person. Get in touch with us today.