Swimming Pool Injuries

Swimming Pool Injuries

Swimming Pool Injuries Attorney for Fort Lauderdale, FL

We know that accidents happen, but we don’t expect to lose someone we love in an instant. The loss or severe injury to someone as a result of a drowning or pool accident is heartbreaking. Drownings involving infants or toddlers have parents searching for answers. We may not know exactly what you are going through during this tragedy, but we recognize the importance of having someone one on your side, who only has your best interests in mind. At Distefano Law, LLC, we will give you the facts and help you find the answers during this difficult time.

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Due to the beautiful weather in Florida year round, many residents and visitors go to the pools and beaches. Many homes and neighborhoods in Florida have swimming pools, which, unfortunately, makes drowning accidents all too common. Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death worldwide and in Florida. We have the highest death rate for children under the age of five as a result of drowning. According to the CDC, for every child under fifteen years old who dies from drowning, another ten children receive emergency care for non-fatal underwater injuries. These are frightening statistics; however, nothing is more terrifying than when it happens to your family or child.

It only takes a matter of seconds for a tragedy like this to occur when someone is drowning and is unable to call for help when they cannot get enough air and nobody is around to hear them. Even non-fatal drowning injuries can cause brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities including: memory problems, learning disabilities, and loss of basic functions. While most drowning occurs in swimming pools, many children can drown in as little as one inch of water in bathtubs, toilets, sinks, buckets, portable pools, and hot tubs.

There are many common causes of drowning accidents, such as: lifeguard negligence, improper training of lifeguards, lack of proper safety measures, overcrowded pools, broken/defective pool gates or fences, insufficient or defective lighting, cloudy or murky water.

If someone you know has suffered a swimming or drowning accident, do the following immediately:

  • Call 911 and seek medical treatment
  • Get the names of any lifeguard, pool supervisor or witness
  • Monitor the signs of memory loss or head injury for a non-fatal drowning
  • Determine your plan of action

The aftermath of a swimming pool accident or drowning is overwhelming and complicated for the families of the victim(s). We are here to help you. We have the experience and resources to win your case and recover the maximum damages for your family.