Riverside Personal Injury Attorneys
11801 Pierce St. Suite 200-2143
Riverside, CA 92505
Serving Riverside’s Injured
Riverside, California, considered part of the Greater Los Angeles area, is the 12th most populous city in California. Famous as the birthplace of the California citrus industry, Riverside is home to the California Citrus State Historic Park and the Mission Inn, the largest mission revival style building in the United States, now a magnificent hotel and spa. The lovely University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens, as well as the university itself, also draw people to the city, as do The March Field Air Museum, Sherman Indian Museum, and the warm Southern California climate.
No city, of course, no matter how pleasant, is immune to accidents and injuries. Not surprisingly, in Riverside, a city practically afloat with swimming pools, some of these accidents concern swimming, diving, or slipping on wet poolside surfaces. Many such accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence. If you or someone you love has incurred serious injury as a result of a swimming pool accident in Riverside or its environs, you should be aware that J&Y Law, a large and well-respected personal injury law firm, has a local office at 11801 Pierce Street, Suite 200-2143 available to serve your legal needs.
Why J&Y Law Is Your Best Choice
J&Y Law has successfully represented personal injury clients for many years. We are well-known for our compassion as well as for our legal skills. If you have suffered serious injuries in an accident of any type, we are ready to take over the legwork of your case so you can concentrate on healing from the physical and emotional trauma you have undergone.
At our Riverside office, as in all of our offices throughout California, J&Y Law is committed to helping you through the maze of legal steps necessary for you to achieve the best possible outcome, whether through negotiated settlement or litigation. In addition to swimming pool accidents, J&Y Law attorneys cover a wide variety of personal injury cases, including:
- Vehicular accidents (bicycle, bus, car, truck, boat, motorcycle, plane, train)
- Construction accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Pedestrian accidents
- Sexual assaults
- Child abuse and neglect
- Wrongful Death
Whatever type of accident you’ve had, if it was caused by someone else’s negligence, you are legally entitled to be compensated for medical costs, lost current and future wages, and pain and suffering. At J&Y Law we will work hard to make sure you receive every dollar you deserve.
How Is Negligence Defined?
Negligence is legally defined as the failure to exercise the level of care that an ordinarily prudent person would exercise under the same circumstances. When this standard is applied to swimming pool accidents, it may include a range of carelessness on the part of the pool’s owner, such as failure to:
- Maintain adequate fencing or gates around the pool
- Repair broken ladders or railings
- Have a lifeguard present
- Have lifesaving devices available
- Have lights for nighttime swimming
- Keep the water clean and/or appropriately chlorinated
- Warn swimmers of potential dangers
If you have been seriously hurt in a swimming pool accident in Riverside due to the negligence of the pool owner, once the medical emergency is under control, you should contact J&Y Law to discuss your legal options. You do not have to bear the brunt of high medical and rehabilitation costs or loss of income; we are here to vigorously fight for your cause. We will also absorb all legal costs until your case is settled — one less thing for you to worry about during your recovery.
Types of Damages
Generally, when there is a negligent party involved in a swimming pool accident, the case is one of premises liability, referring to the duty of property owners to maintain their property to keep others safe. There are two basic types of compensation which, depending on the specifics of your case, may be available:
Compensatory damages cover medical and rehabilitation costs, the amount of your lost wages (present and future) and awards for your pain and suffering.
If your case is litigated, the court may find that the negligent party’s conduct was especially egregious, in which case punitive damages may be awarded. This action is taken both to punish the defendant and to discourage others from engaging in similarly reckless behavior.
There are also cases in which the court may consider that the victim of the accident to have been partially responsible for the injuries suffered. This might occur, for example, if the injured partly was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time of the event. In such cases, the amount of compensation will be diminished to the degree that the injured party is considered complicit in his or her own accident.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a swimming pool accident or has suffered any other type of personal injury due to the negligence of another, contact J&Y Law at our Riverside office for a free consultation or call us at 951.900.3475. Our highly experienced lawyers are prepared to work intensively to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Seeing that your needs are met is our top priority.