Tampa Drowning Accident Lawyer
Millions Recovered for Our Clients
There are a tragic number of drowning accidents that occur each year. More than 1,000 children die each year in the United States due to swimming related accidents, including those that occur within a swimming pool. Even more tragic is the fact that most of these are avoidable accidents as they are typically a result of negligence.
The owner of the pool is responsible to do everything in their power to prevent such injuries and deaths while on his or her property, regardless of whether it is a public or privately owned pool. If negligence on the part of the owner is the cause because they failed to provide a safe environment for the swimmers, they can be held responsible for the accident.
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 swimming pool accident 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.
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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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A Track Record of SuccessWhy Smith & Stallworth?
- We've Handled Hundreds of Personal Injury Cases
- We'll Meet You at the Scene of Your Accident
- Aggressive Trial & Negotiation Skills
- One of the Premier Law Firms in Tampa & Ft. Lauderdale
- We Treat Each & Every Case With Attention & Respect
- Over Three Decades of Combined Legal Experience