Swimming Pool Accidents

Las Vegas Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

Helping Clients Obtain Money Damages for Drowning Deaths and Other Swimming Pool Accidents

Given Nevada’s hot and arid climate, swimming is a popular recreational activity in and around Las Vegas. In fact, on any given day, the pools at Las Vegas hotels are packed with swimmers and sunbathers, not to mention the number of Las Vegas residents who use the pools on their personal residential property.

Despite the enjoyment involved with swimming, pools can be incredibly dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken. In fact, drowning is a leading cause of unintentional death for children in Clark County, with most drowning victims age 4 or younger. Moreover, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States, with ten people dying every day from unintentional drowning.

Even when a swimming pool accident doesn’t result in a drowning death, it can result in serious injuries with life-long consequences, such as spinal injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, back injuries, and broken bones. For more than 30 years, Las Vegas accident and injury lawyer Robert M. Apple has focused on helping clients who are injured in swimming pool accidents obtain maximum money damages for their injuries and damages.

Contact our office at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury lawsuit.

Liability for Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pool owners and operators – like all property owners and operators – have an obligation to take reasonable steps necessary to keep the pool safe and free from hazards. If the swimming pool owner fails to take the appropriate safety measures – such as failing to install a fence around the pool – the owner or operator could be held liable for any drowning deaths or other injuries that take place in or around the pool.

Moreover, a swimming pool accident could also involve property liability claims against a pool equipment manufacturer. For instance, if a pool drain cover is found to be dangerous or defective, the product manufacturer could be held liable for any resulting injuries or deaths.

In addition to premises liability and product liability claims, Las Vegas swimming pool owners and operators also have certain legal obligations under the Southern Nevada Pool Code.

Money Damages for Swimming Pool Injuries and Deaths

Depending on the cause of the swimming pool accident, the pool owner or operator could be held liable for the following:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Household services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Moreover, if a person dies in a drowning death or other fatal swimming pool accident, the victim’s surviving family members may be able to recover the following money damages:

  • Medical bills incurred by the decedent prior to death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of the decedent’s future income
  • Loss of the decedent’s benefits (pension, health insurance, etc.)
  • Loss of future inheritance
  • Loss of parental guidance if the decedent has surviving minor children
  • Loss of spousal companionship, protection, and care if the decedent was married
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors due to the trauma of losing a loved one
  • Pain and suffering of the decedent if an injury preceded the death

Representing Clients Injured in Las Vegas Swimming Pool Accidents

If you were injured or a loved one died in a swimming pool accident, do not hesitate to contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury or wrongful death claim.

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