Boca Raton Swimming Pool Injury Lawyers
Swimming pool accidents, diving accidents, and drowning accidents occur quite frequently throughout the U.S., particularly involving children. This especially true for Florida. A person may be seriously injured and may be left with lasting brain injuries (or other injuries) from a swimming pool accident, and a victim may even lose his or her life.
If you, a loved one, or your child has sustained injuries in a swimming pool accident, it is important that you understand your legal options in filing a personal injury claim. Additionally, if you have lost a loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit for your loss. Our Boca Raton personal injury law firm can offer you a free initial case evaluation to discuss your particular case and what our office can do to assist you and your family. Depending on the case, it may be a negligent lifeguard, property owner, or daycare facility that can be held responsible for your accident. By investigating your particular case and establishing the cause of the accident, the Shiner Law Group can work to prove that the negligent party should be held liable.
Swimming Pool Drowning Deaths
Pool owners and many property owners are responsible for the safety of their guests. Unfortunately, drowning’s are common for young children and adults with health problems because owners have neglected their responsibility to ensure safety on their premises. In situations like this, a wrongful death claim may arise if there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the owner or operator of the pool facility was at fault for not ensuring sufficient safety or disregarded the necessary safety measures needed. A Boca Raton wrongful death attorney at our firm can inform you of your rights. The following issues can lead to serious injuries or death:
- Lack of Life Preserver on Premises
- Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards
- Lack of Supervision When a Life Guard was to be “On Duty”
- Electrocution Due to Pool Water Interacting with a Conduit
- Low Water Levels Causing Injuries to Users
- Improper Warning Signs or Caution Provided to Users
- Broken or Damaged Pool Components that led to Injury or Death
- Falling Objects in or Around the Pool
- Broken Glass in or Near the Pool
In addition, swimming pool accidents often fall under premises liability claims because they may occur on another person’s property, such as at a friend’s house, at a public pool, hotel, apartment, or at a gym. Accidents may occur at one’s own home as well. Property owners have a legal duty to take action to reasonably ensure their property is safe from hazardous conditions, and an unfenced swimming pool may be such an example. Another example may be a fenced swimming pool with an inadequate locking mechanism that fails to properly prevent children from entering.
Florida Swimming Pool Injury and Drowning Statistics
- Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 4.
- Florida’s drowning death rate among children ages 1 to 4 is the highest in the nation.
- In 2012, 440 residents drowned and 343 persons were hospitalized with non-fatal drowning injuries.
- In 2012, Palm Beach County had one of the highest drowning deaths and non-fatal hospitalizations in the state of Florida.
Given these statistics, it is important to always be alert when around a body of water. However, if you or a loved one is the victim of a swimming pool or drowning incident, the swimming pool injury attorneys at Shiner Law Group are available to aggressively pursue your case.
Call us now to ask a Palm Beach County, FL injury lawyer any questions you or a loved one may have. Our experienced attorneys not only have the skills and knowledge to deal with paperwork, courtroom politics, and trial procedures – but the attorneys and staff at Shiner Law Group have what it takes to fight for our client’s rights! Call us at (561) 777-7700 for a free case evaluation. The attorneys at Shiner Law Group are available 24/7 to discuss your personal injury case needs.