Drownings and near drownings are an unfortunate (and common) occurrence throughout the country. But Florida’s temperate climate and easy access to water make its residents especially vulnerable to accidental drowning.
Near drownings often turn into fatal drownings, especially when the victim is a small child. But even when someone survives a near drowning incident, the consequences can be severe. Many victims of near drownings end up with permanent brain damage. No parent wants to hear that the crisis they thought they’d avoided actually ended up causing their child lifelong injuries.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an accidental drowning or near drowning, it is vital that you speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Accidental Drowning Is a Year-Round Risk
Part of what makes Florida such an appealing place to live is what makes accidental drowning such a prevalent risk.
Year-round mild temperatures and easy access to beaches, lakes, springs, and pools means that there is simply more opportunity to suffer an accidental or near drowning.
But not all drownings happen outside. Indoor swimming pools, hot tubs, and even bathtubs make accidental drowning a year-long risk. A small child can drown in just an inch of water and it only takes a moment for tragedy to strike.
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How Can a Drowning Injury Lawyer Help You?
Nothing can bring back your loved one and no amount of money will compensate you for your loss. But filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim can deter future accidents and save the lives of other children.
Survivors of near drowning incidents may also suffer from lifelong consequences of their injuries. Financial compensation can help cover these unexpected medical bills so your loved one can receive the care they deserve.
At Sunshine State Law Firm, we understand how devastating drowning incidents are, no matter what the outcome. Let us handle the complicated legal aspects of your case so you can focus on your family and grieving the loss of your loved one.
Proving Negligence In an Accidental Drowning
Proving that a property owner was negligent in an accidental drowning or near drowning case can be a challenge, but it’s crucial to the success of your claim.
If we can prove that the parties responsible could have taken action to prevent the incident from occurring, we can argue that you are eligible for compensation in your drowning claim.
When you meet with Sunshine State Law Firm, we’ll ask the following questions:
- Was there a slippery surface that resulted in a fall into the water?
- Was the area properly supervised by lifeguards?
- Were warnings in place regarding drowning hazards?
- Were barriers in place to prevent children from wandering into a dangerous area?
- Were boat safety laws followed?
- Did people have access to appropriate safety equipment while on the water?
Any negligence that led to the death of another human being should be addressed. If someone could have done something to protect the life of your loved one, but chose not to, he or she should be held responsible.
Justice For Accidental Drowning Claims
If you’ve lost a loved one in a drowning accident, or you or a loved one was injured because of a near drowning, call drowning injury attorney Simon Nicholson today for a free consultation to see if you are entitled to compensation.
At Sunshine State Law Firm, we’ll assess your situation and investigate the case of the drowning or near drowning. We’ll make sure you understand your options as well as the reasons behind filing a legal claim.
We’ve worked with both English and Spanish speaking clients, and our number one priority is to ensure every client receives the compensation he or she deserves.
For more information or to discuss your situation, contact us at 407.627.1414 or by email at Simon@SunshineFirm.com.