Arizona, especially the greater Phoenix area, is unique from many other parts of the nation because of its desert weather. While some parts of the country enjoy summertime weather seasonally, Phoenix sees weather that others would deem “summer” nearly year-round. Though it may get cold during the nighttime, it usually warms up during the day and when it actually is summer, the weather can be a scorcher.
To deal with this heat and to take advantage of the positive aspects of Phoenix’s weather, numerous houses, towns, clubs, and public areas have swimming pools for the use of children and adults alike. Taking a dip can lead to an instant cool down and can turn a miserably hot day into one of pure enjoyment. But unfortunately, every year, swimming pool accidents happen in the Valley and they leave victims injured or even killed as a result.
Often, a family or a victim will never recover fully from these accidents and the suffering can continue for a lifetime. Victims who sustain serious injuries may need decades’ worth of medical care and may incur substantial bills as a result. Those who lose their lives may no longer be able to provide for their families or otherwise may leave their families with a hardship. In recognition of the suffering that is endured by these victims, the law protects Phoenix swimming pool victims and enables them to bring a civil claim for their damages.
When in doubt about your legal rights or your legal options, it is a good idea to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer so that your rights are not lost due to a technicality.
A tragic accident on Sunday night has claimed the life of a young toddler, according to authorities in Phoenix. The two-year-old boy was found on Sunday in a swimming pool near 59th Avenue and Indian School Road and was unresponsive when he was removed. Emergency crews responded and transported the boy to an area hospital but on Tuesday morning, the child lost his life due to the injuries he sustained while in the water.
Few details are available currently but authorities have confirmed that an investigation is ongoing at this time.
If your loved one was injured or died in a swimming pool accident or a drowning in the Phoenix area, know that you do not have to fight alone. The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and when you call, we will offer you a free case consultation. There is no obligation for contacting us and speaking to one of our attorneys and we will answer the questions you have about your options. If we represent you and/or your family in a case, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., our dedicated team fights for the best possible outcome in every case we handle because we believe that is exactly what victims deserve. If we can help you, call us now or contact us online and let us help you move forward after an accident.
Prior Blog Entry:
Cement Truck Crashes Through Median, Catches Fire on Loop 101, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published June 23, 2015.
2-year-old found in backyard pool dies, by Melissa Ziedy, CBS5AZ.com, published June 23, 2015.