Drowning remains the leading cause of accidental death in children aged four (4) and under in eighteen (18) of the fifty (50) states. Florida loses more children under the age of five (5) to accidental drowning than any other state. A Tampa Drowning Attorney can help families who have, unfortunately, suffered such a devastating injury or loss to a loved one.
Drowning cases often involve complex and serious medical issues, most commonly a brain injury. Once a child has been submerged under water, loss of consciousness occurs within two (2) minutes. Permanent and irreversible brain damage occurs within four (4) to (6) minutes. For every child that drowns in Florida, another five (5) will become hospitalized and another sixteen (16) will receive some form of treatment for a submersion injury.
With such drastic drowning injuries and deaths that occur within our State each year, Florida has adopted the Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act. The Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act requires property owners to implemental certain specific procedures: the property owner's failure to adhere to the Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act can be admissible to prove they acted negligent and/or careless if a drowning occurs on their property.
Should you have any questions regarding drowning injuries and/or compliance with the Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.Our attorneys litigate swimming pool and drowning cases throughout the greater Tampa Bay area, including Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota counties.