Orlando Pool Injury Attorney
Drowning accidents claim the lives of over 3,000 Americans every year, the majority of victims being children. In addition, thousands more suffer serious injuries from pool or lake accidents resulting in a near-drowning. Here in Florida, we have one of the highest ratios of pools per capita, and many fatal drowning accidents occur here in the Sunshine State. Pools are not the only place that drowning accidents can occur. There are a number of other places to be on guard, such as:
- Natural streams
- Lakes and rivers
- Oceans and beaches
- Water parks
- Hot Tubs or Spas
- Home Bathtub
- Retention Ponds
- Public Watersheds
Drowning or near-drowning is not the only common injury associated with pools and waterparks, slips and falls happen quite often, and they can be deadly as well. If you have a loved one that has been the victim of an accidental drowning, or been severely injured in a pool accident, it is important to understand your legal rights.
How Can Water Accidents Cause Brain Injuries?
Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death among children ages 1-4 and the number two cause of death among a wider group of children ages 1-14. As if these numbers were not bad enough, an estimated 20% of children who are victims of near-drowning suffer from severe brain damage due to being under water too long. At the law firm of Todd E. Copeland & Associates, we are here to help! Our compassionate and experienced attorneys can give you the expert legal counsel you need.
How Can Property Owners Be Negligent?
Whenever an unfortunate incident like this occurs, there is strong likelihood that it is the result of someone’s negligence. Pool and water park operators are responsible for properly marking each area to ensure the safety of those swimming. For example, the kiddie pool is shallow enough that children will not go underwater while standing up, but there should also be a sign to let divers know that it is too shallow to dive safely. Also, there should be lifeguards on duty to ensure that children are not staying underwater too long. Finally, the park needs to make sure that the walkways to the pool and slides are ‘slip free.’ When these and other general safety guidelines are not followed, a park operator exposes themselves to serious liability.
Serving clients throughout Florida including the cities of Apopka, Winter Haven, Lakeland, Leesburg, St. Cloud, Clermont, Kissimmee, Tavares, Haines City, St. Eustis, Lady Lake, and Sanford.
At Todd E. Copeland & Associates, we are more than just personal injury lawyers. We are experienced Orlando pool & drowning accidents attorneys with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of this area of the law, as well as a personalized approach of treating each client as a member of our own family. We provide consultations, contingency-based representation without upfront legal costs, and an unwavering commitment to secure the just compensation you deserve for your injuries. For your FREE consultation, call us today at (407) 999-8995 or toll free at (888) 999-9149.