Florida Drowning Accident Attorney
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Known internationally as the Sunshine State, Florida tops the list as one of the best-liked vacation spots in the United States. Florida is at the pinnacle of other lists as well. Florida is number one in the United States for the number of people who die each year in swimming pool drowning accidents, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2018 and 2020, an alarming 413 lost their lives in Florida swimming pool accidents. That represents nearly 25 percent of the total number of people who drowned in pools across the country in the same period.
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- Swimming Pool Drowning Deaths Involving Children
- Most Frequent Sites of Pool Accidents
- Resort and Hotel Swimming Pools
- Residential Swimming Pools
- Hire a Lawyer Who Fights for You
Doan Law Firm Swimming Pool Accident Hotline: (800) 349-0000
Tragically, of the 413 people who died by drowning in pools, 156 of those Florida pool drowning accidents involved children under the age of five. Sadly, this number also outpaces the national average.
The most commonplace underlying causes of Florida child swimming pool drowning accidents are:
- Lack of proper supervision of children in or near pools
- Improperly secured pools and pool areas
- Inadequate swimming lessons or training for children
- Lack of appropriate life saving equipment at a pool (including equipment designed or fitted to rescue children)
The grimmest fact about the horrendous child drowning rate in the Sunshine State is this:
Virtually every single child drowning accident could have – should have – been prevented. In other words, no child should ever die by drowning in a Florida swimming pool. Negligence is nearly always the underlying cause of Florida child swimming pool drowning accident.
Due to the uniquely heartbreaking nature of child drowning deaths The Doan Law Firm Florida swimming pool drowning accident attorney team can be reached any time of the day or night by calling us at (800) 349-0000.
The majority of all drowning accidents in our state occur in residential swimming pools. However, a significant percentage of Florida drowning accidents occur in:
- Apartment complex swimming pools
- Resort or hotel swimming pools
- Public swimming pools
Many people vacationing in the Sunshine State believe that resort and hotel pools are safe places to relax and enjoy. They believe that these pools are protected by trained lifeguards.
Some resorts and hotels do have trained lifeguards on duty at their pools. However, a significant number do not. These resorts and hotels have attendants onsite at their pools, which provides an illusion of safety. In end, attendants are there to pass out towels and other incidentals to guests enjoying the pool. They are not poolside to protect and save lives in an emergency situation. The Doan Law Firm swimming pool drowning accident lawyer team has been called upon multiple times to fight for justice for people who’ve lost a loved one in a resort or hotel drowning death.
Residential swimming pools present an array of risks, particularly to children. Rarely does a week go by in which multiple children lose their lives in Florida residential swimming pool drowning accidents. A significant number of these sad situations arise because homeowners fail to keep their swimming pools properly secure. Residential pool owners are negligent and sometimes recklessly so.
You can schedule a confidential, no-obligation, no-charged initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm swimming pool accident lawyer right now by calling (800) 349-0000. We can schedule an appointment with you at any one of our offices located across the state of Florida. We can also arrange an initial consultation at your home or any other location that is convenient and comfortable for you. A virtual consultation and case evaluation can be arranged online as well.
The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee promise to you. Our firm will never charge a fee unless we win for you. Our Florida swimming pool drowning accident lawyer team is committed to fight tirelessly for justice, accountability, and the compensation you deserve in your case. We fight to win for you – and to win big.
Get started on your case today by scheduling a free phone consultation.