Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer Pursuing Compensation for Swimming Accident Victims
The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., provides experienced legal representation to children, adults, and their loved ones who have suffered injuries or death as a result of swimming accidents. Our seasoned Fort Myers personal injury attorney team is trained to investigate the causes of accidental injury or drowning in all kinds of swimming accidents. Swimming injuries or fatalities may occur in all sorts of scenarios, including residential pools, public pools, public beaches or swimming areas, lakes, and rivers. Inexperienced swimmers or non-swimmers may drown due to their limited abilities to remain afloat and a lack of safety precautions being taken; however, even experienced swimmers may be injured in swimming accidents if they dive into shallow water whose depth is not properly marked, or if a sudden undertow overcomes them as they are swimming.
Causes of Swimming Accidents
Injuries or death involving swimming accidents can occur due to improper supervision, dangerous or defective drains in the pools, the lack of a child safety fence or audible alarm, and the failure to warn about the dangers of the pool, which may include the failure to provide a lifeguard or inadequate warnings as to the depth of the water. For instance, when residential pool owners fail to take basic safety precautions, they may be liable for any accidents that result in injuries or deaths. Likewise, when hotels or beach owners fail to post adequate signage warning of dangerous conditions, such as a strong undertow or tide, a lack of a lifeguard or other adult supervision, and/or appropriate water depth notifications, these entities also may have liability for accidents that result in injuries or deaths.
What Types of Injuries Can Swimming Accident Victims Suffer?
Swimming accidents can result in paralysis, brain injury due to oxygen deprivation, broken bones, or even death. As an experienced Fort Myers personal injury lawyer, Randall L. Spivey will investigate the accident and help you recover compensation for the pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, and lost wages. In the event that a swimming accident results in the death of a loved one, potential damages obtained through a wrongful death lawsuit also may include compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of future income, and loss of care and companionship.
Eligible for Compensation After a Swimming Accident? Contact an Experienced Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer Today to Find Out
Please contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., today for a free consultation if you or a family member have been injured or killed as a result of a swimming accident. Whether it has occurred at a pool, beach, public swimming area, lake, or river, our lawyers can help no matter what the circumstances may be. When we bring a claim on your behalf, you pay no fees or costs unless you win a cash settlement or jury award for your injuries or losses. Please visit our settlements and verdicts page in order to view the results in some of the swimming accident cases and other types of personal injury or wrongful death cases that have been handled in the past by Randall L. Spivey.
More Helpful Information
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports on child-drowning and senior-drowning incidents.
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.
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. 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.
It is tragic, but it happens. You and your children are enjoying a fun time at a hotel swimming pool, and the unexpected happens. A child is seriously injured just having a good time and playing. Who is responsible?
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.
Two young children, ages 3 and 1, died Monday night, May 15, in a condo pool in Cape Coral, Florida. This tragedy happened in a pool that was not fenced in and protected as required by Florida law.