Swimming pools are magnets for fun but fraught with danger — posing not only the risk of drowning but slippery surfaces and hard cement landings. You assume some risk any time you enter a pool but that does not mean that the property owner or management is off the hook when injuries occur.
At Guenard & Bozarth, we have represented personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs for more than 25 years. We have recovered verdicts and settlements for adults and children injured in pools and water parks in the Sacramento area and Northern California. Our firm is equipped to hold the negligent parties accountable and obtain full value for your lawsuit.
Posted signs that say “No lifeguard on duty” or “Swim at your own risk” are a warning but not a waiver of liability. The property owner may still be liable under California law for negligent supervision, inadequate security, property defects, neglected maintenance and other tort claims.
We handle premises liability lawsuits for serious injury or fatality occurring at:
- Private backyard pools
- Public pools and beaches
- Hotel and casino pools
- Apartment complex pools
- Water parks and theme parks
Our attorneys are familiar with the common injuries, including accidental drowning deaths, brain damage from near drowning, slip-and-falls on pool decks, falls from water slides, diving board accidents and shallow diving injuries. We excel at presenting a case for what the property owner could and should have done to prevent the accident. In negotiations or at trial, we push for maximum compensation to cover the medical care, financial hardships, and pain and suffering.
If you or your child was hurt in a swimming pool accident, contact us online or call our Sacramento or Elk Grove offices for a free case evaluation. You will work directly with an experienced trial lawyer, not a paralegal or junior associate.
We will promptly investigate your car, motorcycle or truck crash to pursue maximum damages.
We fight back when legitimate claims are unfairly denied by insurance companies.
Bad faith litigation is becoming more common as the insurance industry continues to engage in dishonest practices that trample the rights of policyholders.
INSURANCE COMPANIES KNOW US BECAUSE THEY’VE PAID OUR CLIENTS OVER $130 MILLION DOLLARS.
CAR ACCIDENT INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012
HAIR SALON INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.
SLIP & FALL INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.
On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.