Pool Accident Attorneys
The Attorneys at K.L. Foote are experienced pool accident lawyers and diving accident lawyers. Pool accidents, diving accidents and other swimming related accidents are the second leading cause of death of children under 14 years of age. From drowning to accidents involving poolside apparatuses such as diving boards or maintenance equipment, the pool can be a dangerous place.
Each year over 1,000 children die in pool, swimming, and diving-related accidents and over 5,000 others are hospitalized. Additionally, spas and whirlpools kill over 200 children annually. Adults are not immune from aquatic accidents. Many adults suffer severe injuries when they combine alcohol and swimming. Furthermore, severe spinal cord injuries may result from diving into water that is too shallow. A pool owner may be negligent if he or she fails to post adequate warnings regarding water depth. Diving accidents are also common in backyard pools.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a swimming pool accident, drowning, or near drowning, please contact a swimming pool accident attorney at the law offices of K.L. Foote immediately. Swimming accidents may result in serious disabilities and injuries, and the negligent property owners should be held accountable for the injuries that they caused. Our experienced and aggressive Florida accident attorneys will represent you or or loved ones with no fee until your case is settled. Contact the Law offices of K.L. Foote today to speak with one of our skilled attorneys about your swimming accident case.
A majority of swimming pool related injuries occur as the result of improperly designed and constructed pools, poor pool maintenance, and lack of pool fences or covering. Every year more than 1,000 children die due to swimming accidents; with approximately 33% of those fatalities taking place in swimming pools. In addition to the deaths of innocent children, thousands of adults die and suffer serious injuries annually in swimming accidents.
Property owners who have swimming pools, such as home, apartment, and hotel owners, are responsible for providing a safe area for adults and children to enjoy. The property owner may be held legally responsible for any injuries sustained in the swimming pool. If a guest or visitor is injured or drowns in another person's pool, the accident may be considered a premises liability if the accident was due to the negligence of the property owner who failed to provide a safe environment. As the plaintiff in a premises liability case, it is your responsibility to prove that:
- The property owner was negligent
- The property owner's negligence caused a physical injury
- The injury resulted in pain and suffering
Swimming related accidents and near drownings result in devastating consequences, including brain injuries and paralysis. These life-altering injuries require the victim to sustain a variety of medical expenses, such as surgeries, medications, and visits to specialists. In an effort to reduce the risk of swimming related accidents, please obey the following swimming safety tips:
- Never swim under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Take a CPR training class
- Swim with a partner, never swim alone
- Never allow unsupervised children near a swimming pool
- Ensure that all adults supervise children while in the pool
- Install a fence with a functioning lock around the pool
- Cover the pool with a durable cover when not in use
If you are a victim of a pool, diving or swimming accident, it is important to contact the Law Offices of K.L. Foote to protect your legal rights. We have handled to successful conclusion many pool accident and diving accident cases. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit. Please call us immediately. There is never any charge for our services.
If you were injured, or a loved one has suffered an injury or wrongful death in a cpool accident, the Florida accident attorneys at the law offices of K.L. Foote are here to help. Contact our offices to schedule a free consultation regarding your claim.
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