Tampa Swimming Pool and Drowning Accidents
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Tampa
According to statistics published by the federal government, one of the
leading causes of death in children aged 1 to 14 is drowning. Fatal drowning
accounts for the second largest percentage of unintentional injury-related
deaths in this age group. For the age group of 1 to 4, accidental drowning
is the biggest cause of injury-related deaths. According to the Florida
County Property Appraisers, Florida has the highest rate of drowning fatalities
for children 5 and under in the nation.
These alarming statistics point out how dangerous swimming pools can be
for families and those who entertain families. Because of its semi-tropical
climate, Florida is a state with a large number of residential swimming
pools. It is also a state where boating and swimming in oceans and waterways
are popular activities.
Talk to a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or your child has been injured in a swimming pool incident in which
negligence was the cause or if you have lost a child or family member
through drowning caused by negligence in the Tampa area, you should consult
with a Tampa personal injury attorney at our firm as soon as possible.
Our attorneys can review and evaluate your case under personal injury
law. In any case of drowning or injuries caused by negligence, an injury
claim or wrongful death claim may be initiated on your behalf. We are
highly-qualified to handle such claims, having extensive experience in
preparing cases, negotiating for settlements, or aggressively representing
you in civil litigation.
Injuries stemming from swimming pool accidents include traumatic brain
injury, disembowelment, evisceration, and other life-threatening and life-altering
conditions which may require lifelong therapies and treatment. Having
an experienced injury attorney in your corner as soon as possible can
make a difference in the types and amounts of damages you may recover.
Contact a Tampa personal injury attorney at the firm today if you have lost a loved one or have been injured in
a pool accident due to negligence at (813) 862-1029.