Florida Swimming Pool Drowning Attorney
In Florida we’re blessed with warm weather almost year round, many homes in Florida have swimming pools, unfortunately, every year to many people, especially children drown or suffer other swimming pool related tragedies.
Swimming pools are terrific way to cool off during hot and humid Florida days. Here in Florida we have swim clubs, community pools, pools at high schools and colleges, pools at resorts and hotels and private pools that offer visitors fun, exercise and relaxation. Swimming pools can be dangerous, however. Often, due to the negligence of the owners, operators and manufacturers of the pools, children and adults can suffer serious, catastrophic and life-changing or fatal injuries. A swimming pool is 14 times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in the death of a child age 4 and under. In fact, fatal drowning is the second highest cause of unintentional death for children under age 15 according to the Center for Disease Control.
The following are some of the risks that pools may have if poorly constructed, maintained or supervised:
- Lack of proper safety equipment
- Failure to supervise and not having a sufficient number of lifeguards
- Failure to warn of dangerous conditions that the owner operators knew or should have known about
- Lack of fencing around a pool, making it too easy for children to wander
- Failure to maintain the pool in a safe condition
Defective equipment such as a drain or filter
A cause of action is theory of liability, which is a reason the owner, operator or manufacturer can be held responsible. When a swimming pool drowning or injury occurs, the following are possible causes of action in court:
- Premises liability – the person who is in possession of land or premises is responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are present on the premises
- Product Liability – manufacturers of products can be held responsible for design defects, improper safety devices and manufacturing defects that result in injury or death
Negligence – harm caused the carelessness of another or the failure to exercise reasonable care in safeguarding others from foreseeable danger
At the Trial Professionals., we have represented multiple individuals who were seriously and permanently injured in Florida swimming pool accidents. Sadly, we have also represented families who have lost a child in a tragic swimming pool drowning. Most claims arising from swimming pool accidents involve claims against the pool owner and builder for improperly designing and constructing the pool. Additionally, proper warnings, security features, and suitable lighting in the pool area are potential claims to be properly investigated. We employ swimming pool experts and engineers to assist with our Florida swimming pool injury cases.
We will leave no stone unturned, holding the appropriate parties responsible for these tragic incidents. We retain swimming pool experts to inspect the pool and pool areas for code violations, inadequate signage and warning, negligent supervision, and many other possible causes.
Swimming pool injuries may involve falls and near drowning, causing serious brain injury or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a swimming pool accident, you may have a case. Please contact The Trial Professionals right now to speak to a Florida swimming pool injury attorney so we can start building your case.