Depending on the area of Phoenix in which you live, it is possible that more of your neighbors have a pool than those who do not. Swimming pools are very common in the Valley whether they are present at a private home, an indoor swimming area, or even a public outdoor pool. During the warm seasons in Arizona, may adults and children alike take to the water to cool off and get some relief from the heat.
While pools are a great way to relax and even get some exercise, they pose a significant threat to safety of those in the area. Annually, several children in Arizona drown in swimming pools and other bodies of water across the state. Still even more children become injured or harmed in swimming pool accidents. These incidents can devastate an entire family and leave damages that are far reaching, including financial damages for medical expenses incurred and pain and suffering. The victims of these pool accidents may be entitled to seek financial compensation for their injuries under the laws of Arizona and in the event that a child is involved, his or her parents may also have a claim. Speaking to a personal injury lawyer in Phoenix may help you understand your legal options if you or your child has been hurt in a pool incident.
Local authorities were alerted to the scene of a pool accident on Saturday involving a 15-year-old male. Local firefighters received a call about a teen in a pool for an unknown period of time and responded to a private home in the area of Beardsley and 28th Street between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. When officials arrived, the teen was not breathing and was unresponsive as he was transported to an area hospital for emergency treatment. Though the male was placed on advanced life support, his injuries were too severe and he died as a result of the incident.
According to officials, the teen was in the pool with friends when the friends lost track of the boy only to find him underwater and unresponsive some time later. That is when authorities were called to help.
Officials are still looking into the incident and trying to determine what led to the teen becoming submerged in the pool.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we understand the wide-reaching impact that a pool accident can have on an entire family and we know that the injuries sustained can last for decades after the incident takes place. Our legal team believes in fighting for the rights of those who are injured in accidents, including swimming pool accidents, and we want to help you as well.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we offer a free, no obligation telephone consultation to all victims who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe in providing our clients with the best representation possible so that the most desirable award can be received in every case.
If you or your child has been injured in a swimming pool accident or if your loved one has lost his or her life, make sure you understand whether you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today for a free case consultation and to understand your legal options.
Prior Blog Entry:
Speeding Vehicle Pursued, Crashed in Phoenix, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 14, 2014.
Police investigate teen drowning, Fox 10 Phoenix, published August 17, 2014.