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What Are the Most Common Swimming Accidents?

September 2, 2020 | Category: Swimming Accidents | Share

What are the most common swimming accidents?"As experienced Naples personal injury lawyers, my team and I know the devastation that comes from the most common swimming accidents, such as slip and falls, electrocution, swimming pool disembowelment, traumatic brain injury, and drowning. These accidents may result in paralysis, brain injury due to oxygen deprivation, broken bones, or even death,” says Naples personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

There are many reasons swimming injuries or deaths may occur, including:

  • Lack of proper supervision
  • Defective pool drains
  • Lack of either a child safety fence or audible alarm
  • Failure to warn about dangers, such as a failure to adequately warn about the depth of water or the lack of a lifeguard on duty.
  • Failure of hotels or beaches to notify with signage of dangers such as undertows or the potential of sharks.

If a swimming accident occurs at a pool, lake, river, beach, or public swimming area, our Naples personal injury lawyer can assist you by bringing a claim on your behalf, regardless of the circumstances. The claim may be for pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses for past, current and future services, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income and loss of care and companionship.

In April 2020, ABC News in Tampa reported that drowning deaths were up 70 percent from the previous 12 months.

Florida Health says that for children between the ages of 1 and 4, drowning is the leading cause of death. Annually, enough children drown before their fifth birthday to fill three to four preschool classrooms.

“WaterSmartFL: Pool Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility” is an initiative of Florida Health to “…educate parents, caregivers and communities about drowning risks and prevention strategies. The campaign identifies three layers to increase pool safety and reduce childhood drowning: supervision, barriers and emergency preparedness. An on-line toolkit is available from WaterSmartFL."

“Should you or a loved one be injured or die as the result of a swimming injury caused by another’s negligence, please contact our Naples personal injury lawyers. We are available to assist you 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we get a monetary recovery for you. We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents throughout the state of Florida. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation,” says Attorney Spivey.


Naples personal injury lawyer Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%)of Florida attorneys.  He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida.  For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to  Visit for more information.  You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.

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