Category: Swimming Accidents
Florida’s beautiful weather attracts thousands of visitors, and we want to be sure they are safe when swimming in pools. Parents magazine reminds parents that drowning can happen fast, even with all we know about preventing it.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool accident, Florida law may entitle you to compensation. Contact Attorney Randall Spivey at our Fort Myers accident law firm to learn more about your rights and what you can do to empower yourself under the law.
NBC News reported that ambulances took about 26 people to hospitals, and about two dozen others sought treatment themselves, following a sudden release of chlorine gas at a Utah pool.
Drowning deaths, or near-drowning injuries, can take only a few minutes to occur.
Florida has the dubious distinction of having more children drown than any other state in the nation. Eighty-eight children were remembered at a Vanderbilt Beach ceremony in January.
NBC7 San Diego reported on June 11, 2018 that Emeline Miller, the 19-month-old daughter of Olympic skier, Bode Miller, drowned in a residential swimming pool. Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her. The Miller drowning is a tragedy, and we feel it is important to remind parents and guardians to always be vigilant around swimming pools, and to know Florida’s laws regarding residential pools.
Hurricane Irma left her mark on Southwest Florida. Many residential homeowners with pools were left with damaged pool cages, broken fences around pools and exposed pool areas. Can homeowners be held liable for not erecting a temporary barrier after damage to the pool barrier?
Swimming pools can pose serious injury risks to both swimmers and persons engaged in activities near the pool itself. Media reports of drowning incidents and pool negligence are common, and the statistics reveal an unfortunate reality. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, on the basis of studies conducted by the National Swimming Pool Institute and the National Safety Council, in the United States alone there are well over one million pools, with nearly 50,000 suffering...
Nothing may be more refreshing than jumping into a pool for Floridians. However, pools are a big responsibility for homeowners and can be deadly for a child.
Childhood drownings are tragic. The Red Cross reports that over two hundred young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. "Near" drownings may be just as tragic.