Swimming Pool Injuries | Call Our Experienced Injury Lawyers
While everyone knows accidents happen, we don’t expect to lose a person we love in an instant. The loss or severe injury to someone as the result of drowning is heartbreaking. Oftentimes drownings involve infants or toddlers and parents are searching for answers. At Rubenstein Law may not understand exactly what you are going through in this time of tragedy, but we recognize how important it is to have someone on your side, who has only your interests in mind. A team who will give you the facts and help you find answers.
Drowning Accidents Can Happen in a Split Second
With year-round beautiful weather in Florida, residents and visitors flock to pools and beaches to beat the heat. This makes swimming pools a popular fixture in many Florida homes and neighborhoods, unfortunately, this 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 the drowning of children under age five. According to the CDC, for every child under fifteen years old who dies from drowning, another ten children receive emergency care for nonfatal underwater injuries. These are frightening statistics, but nothing is more terrifying than when it happens to your family or your child.
It only takes a matter of seconds for tragedy to occur and the person who is drowning is unable to call for help because they cannot get enough air. Even non-fatal drowning can cause brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities including memory problems, learning disabilities, and loss of basic functions. While drowning occurs mainly in swimming pools, children can drown in as little as one inch of water in bathtubs, toilets, sinks, buckets, portable pools, and hot tubs.
Causes of drowning accidents and what to do afterward
Common Causes of Drowning Accidents:
- 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
What to do after a swimming or drowning accident:
- Call 911 and seek medical treatment immediately
- Get the names of any lifeguard, pool supervisor, or witness
- For a non-fatal drowning monitor for signs of memory loss or head injury
- Determine your plan of action
As tragic as these events are, they happen. The aftermath is overwhelming and complicated, we can help.
When faced with the loss of a loved one due to drowning or severe injury from near-drowning, we want to ensure you have every opportunity to recover damages for your family. Rubenstein Law injury attorneys have the experience and resources to win your case. If your child or family member is injured or dies in a swimming pool accident, contact us today to put us to work for you.
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