Tampa Swimming Pool Accidents Attorney
Drowning Accidents and Negligence
Drowning accidents in swimming pools are a tragic occurrence, especially
when you realize that more than 1,000 children die each year in the United
States due to swimming related accidents. Most of these drowning are avoidable,
and are a result of some type of negligence.
Whether someone is swimming in a public or privately owned pool, the owner
of that pool is responsible for any injuries sustained while on his or
her property. Negligence usually takes the form of failing to provide
a safe environment for the swimmers.
Who Is Liable When Someone Drowns?
In the case of
children especially, lack of proper supervision can lead to an accidental drowning
due to the children lacking proper ability to evaluate when someone is
in trouble in the pool. In many states having a fence surrounding the
pool with a proper lock is required. In addition, if a homeowner is having
a party and alcohol is being served, it would be the duty of the homeowner
to ensure no one under the influence should attempt to swim while inebriated.
If you or a loved one has suffered a drowning accident it is in your best
interests to retain the services of a professional and qualified
Tampa personal injury lawyer to present your claim to the insurance company for the negligent party.
Types of Injuries Sustained in Drowning Accidents
Not all drownings result in death. Near drowning can also seriously affect
an individual, leaving the person with severe
brain damage due to lack of oxygen, paralysis, fractures or spinal cord injuries. The
quality of life and ability to work productively can be severely affected
by this type of injury.
If your family has suffered because of a drowning accident in Tampa, FL,
you will want the Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law to effectively
represent you as you will need to obtain compensation for future medical
care, lost wages as well as pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved
one due to a drowning, a
wrongful death claim can be filed, compensating you for medical expenses incurred on
behalf of your loved one.
Our compassionate and caring Tampa swimming pool accident lawyers will
aggressively represent you for your claim and ensure you receive appropriate damages.
Call us today for a free initial consultation.