According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about ten people in the U.S. die each day due to drowning accidents. Unfortunately, these drowning accidents are far too familiar to Floridians, who live in an environment which invites people to enjoy the water.
Florida actually has the leading number of child drowning accidents in the nation and the majority occurred in residential swimming pools.
A distracted caregiver who may not be accustomed to having young children visit might fail to keep an eye on a small child or take the appropriate safety measures. Although drowning accidents are prevalent among young children, many adults and adolescents in Florida are victims of drowning accidents as well.
This is often the result of the property owner’s negligence including:
When a drowning accident occurs there can be serious medical complications. If you, or a loved one, have experienced a drowning accident, it is important to contact an attorney to begin handling your personal injury claim right away. Our legal team will investigate whether the property owner took the appropriate precautionary measures. If the accident was a result of neglect, our Tampa personal injury attorneys will work to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
We hope you, or anyone you know, never experience a drowning accident. We encourage everyone to take swimming lessons so they can be fully aware and alert when in the water. However, in the event that it does occur, we would like to be there to protect your rights.