A swimming pool can provide hours of fun and relaxation. However, when a property owner fails to take proper safety precautions or does not supervise children playing in or near the pool, a fun day can quickly turn into a tragedy.
Holding Negligent Parties Responsible
At Piering Law Firm, our Sacramento swimming pool accident lawyers represent victims of swimming pool accidents throughout Sacramento County. With more than 50 years of combined experience in personal injury law, our attorneys Robert Allen Piering, John Beals, and Sukhtej Atwal are committed to holding negligent property owners responsible for injuries or wrongful death. We will help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
A wrongful death judgment secured for a child who lost his mother as a result of domestic violence.
Complex wrongful death motorcycle accident involving product liability claims against both helmet and motorcycle luggage manufacturers.
Motorcycle vs. automobile collision resulting in below knee amputation. Client was riding motorcycle and defendant pulled out in front of him, resulting in a severe injury to client's leg, which ultimately led to the amputation of his leg, just below the knee.
Case involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident with a shuttle bus on the freeway in San Francisco.
A settlement in a wrongful death action as a result of a crash that took the life of a motorcyclist.
Against Bar/Security Company
34-year-old software sales associate out with friends drinking at a bar in San Francisco. After a few hours, he leaves the bar to go home and gets in an argument outside of the club with a security guard.
Recovery for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision with a big rig that resulted in a neck injury.
Verdict received after trial for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision involving a commercial trucking company.
A policy limit settlement involving a head-on collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway between State Highway 99 in Sacramento and Marysville, commonly known as "blood alley".
Pedestrian Wrongful Death
The defendant's primary limits of $250,000 were tendered in response to a conditional limit demand that required disclosure of all other coverages. The defendant had an excess policy of $1,000,000.00 which was tendered along with the primary limits.
The Hazards of a Swimming Pool
California's warm climate is perfect for swimming year round, and many households have pools or hot tubs in their backyards. While pools are a source of fun and entertainment, owning a pool is a big responsibility. The homeowner must ensure that the pool is safe, properly fenced and that people playing in or around the pool are adequately supervised. Injuries or death can occur when these safety precautions are not taken.
Common pool accidents include:
- Near-drowning, resulting in brain damage
- Injuries caused by malfunctioning drain equipment
- Diving accidents
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Chemical burns
- Recreational water illnesses
Children are the most common victims of pool accidents. It takes only a short period of time and a small amount of water for a child to drown or suffer life-changing injuries such as brain damage.
Aggressive Advocacy for Your Injury or Loss
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pool accident or you have lost a loved one due to another person's negligence, our lawyers will help you bring him or her to justice. We will take the time to understand how your injuries or loved one's death has impacted your quality of life. Then we will aggressively pursue compensation for all of your losses. We will accommodate your needs for meeting, including meeting on the weekend or in your home.
John listened to me, gave great advice, put together a plan then followed through.”