Swimming Pool/Drowning Accidents
Swimming pool drowning accidents can occur in a number of places, including private pools, hotels, motels, parks, and water parks. Swimming pools can prevent very unique dangers. Faulty gates and drains can trap swimmers, making them unable to swim to the surface for oxygen. Even if a victim survives, the lack of oxygen suffered can result in a permanent brain injury. Other drowning accidents result from a lack of or negligent supervision, such as drowning accidents that occur at summer or youth camps. If you or your loved one has suffered or died in a swimming pool accident, call the Miami drowning accident lawyers at Friedland | Carmona today.
Sadly, most swimming pool drowning injuries involve children, leaving parents with an unimaginable grief. The Center for Disease Control reports that twenty-five percent of drowning accidents involve children under the age of sixteen. Each year, approximately three hundred and fifty children under the age of five die in drowning accidents, making drowning accidents the second highest cause of death for children under the age of five. Almost three thousand children are admitted to the hospital each year for swimming pool related injuries, including broken bones, nerve damage, brain injuries, and contusions. Swimming pool accidents can also include a slip and fall injury from a slippery or slimy pool deck surface.
Pool owners have a duty to uphold necessary safety standards; any breach of this duty renders the owners and operators liable for injuries and deaths that result. Other parties that can be held liable for swimming pool downing accidents include hotel owners, apartment building owners, water park operators, homeowners and lifeguards. South Florida’s year round warm temperature allows children to enjoy swimming pools all the time, but also increases a child’s risk of being involved in a swimming pool accident. Many parents and operators ignore obvious danger and children suffer as a result. Swimming pools should have an enclosed fence surround the pool area and a gate door equipped with latches.
The law places a strict statute of limitations on when a swimming pool injury or drowning case can be brought. While it is hard to imagine while morning the loss of your loved one, it is important to contact the Fort Lauderdale swimming pool injury lawyers as soon as possible. The caring staff at Friedland | Carmona understands your difficult loss and is here to help you hold the negligent party responsible. Jonathan R. Friedland has been practicing personal injury cases in South Florida for over twenty years and has recovered substantial compensation for his clients. While no amount of money will ever be able to bring your loved one back, it is important that the negligent party be held responsible so that no one else suffers. The Miami Beach swimming pool accident lawyers at Friedland | Carmona can help recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Call the Miami personal injury lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona today! Call 305-661-2008 to schedule your free consultation today! The attorneys will meet with you to discuss your options. Often, victims do not realize they have a claim until after the statute of limitations has expired. Do not let this happen to you and your family. Contact the Palm Beach personal injury lawyers today and let our family take care of your family!