There is not a summer that goes by that we don’t read about someone losing a loved one in a tragic swimming pool accident in Florida. A lawyer can help you with all of your legal needs from deciding who is responsible to filing a lawsuit for compensation if necessary. It only takes about 2 inches of water for a small child to drown in and it can happen in less than the time it takes for someone to answer the telephone. Annual statistics show that up to 350 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools every year and over 2,600 more are treated by EMTs and emergency rooms for near drowning accidents.
If your child becomes involved in a swimming pool accident in Florida a lawyer can help to explain your rights and get started helping you to find out who or what is to blame for the accident. In many cases poor maintenance can be the cause of injuries around a swimming pool, things like the area around the pool being in a poor state of repair causing a fall type of accident or a loose ladder or stair rail that causes a person to fall into the pool and become injured. Each state has its own laws regarding who can be held responsible for these kinds of injuries and only a lawyer can help you to interpret them and take you case to court.
Negligence is one of the biggest causes of injuries and death in swimming pool accidents in Florida, a lawyer may be needed to help you and the courts to decide who holds the ultimate responsibility for the accident. In many cases especially in public swimming pools this negligence is merely a case of failing to provide adequate supervision in the form of a lifeguard for the number of people using the pool at a given time. Other causes may be the lack of adequate safety equipment such as a shepherds hook and ring shaped buoys to help the person who is drowning.
One of the newer problems that have occurred in pool accidents in other states as well as Florida for a lawyer to get involved in has been the number of injuries sustained from the suction at the swimming pools filler inlet. Until recently many of these filter drains were simply covered by a mesh screen to keep the larger objects from getting sucked into the pumps. Unfortunately the suction at these drains is quite considerable and has been known to pull small children down to their deaths as they are unable to pull themselves away from the drain. Your lawyer can help you to find out who is responsible for not putting the proper protective devices in place.
Should you or someone you love become involved in a swimming pool accident in Florida, a lawyer from the Farbman Law Office is there to help you. From paying your medical bills to compensation for your losses you need a good attorney on your side. Steven Farbman has over 24 years experience as a board certified civil trial attorney and will do everything within the law to make sure that you get what you deserve.
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