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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 attorneys have 30+ years of combined experience and have recovered millions for clients. Our compassionate and caring swimming pool accident lawyers will aggressively represent you for your claim and ensure you receive appropriate damages.

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