According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida sadly has the highest occurrence of drownings of children under the age of five.
Spinal injuries, brain injuries, and decreased neurological and cognitive function can all result from a swimming pool accident or near-drowning incident, any of which leads to a lifetime of medical bills and care requirements.
You do not have to face these costs alone. Such a tragic occurrence might entitle you to compensation. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar and Levine today for a free, confidential consultation with a Tampa personal injury lawyer.
What to Do After a Swimming Pool Accident
As with any accident, we always advise that you seek immediate expert medical advice, even if you think the injury is inconsequential. Should you take legal action later, having medical evidence could prove a direct link between the incident and your injury.
There is potential scope to pursue legal action under the Florida Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act (RSPSA) if the owner of the swimming pool was negligent and acted or failed to act in a way that caused your accident. For instance, they might not have had compliant fences, locked their gates, or maintained the pool properly. Other factors include the overuse of pool chemicals and insufficient supervision.
Proving that another party was negligent can be difficult. A swimming pool accident lawyer will know how to show that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty, and that our injuries directly resulted from their failure to protect you.
The complexities of a legal case are not something that you need to take on yourself. Our Tampa swimming pool accident lawyers can help you build a robust case by:
∙ Gathering evidence and witness statements
∙ Interviewing all parties involved with your case
∙ Filing legal documents
∙ Establishing the cause. For example, was the accident caused by a known issue that the owner did not address?
Our team can also assist you by handling back-and-forth communications on your behalf and negotiating for a fair settlement that compensates you for your injuries without subjecting everyone to a lengthy trial. If we are unable to come to an equitable arrangement, we can protect your right to recover the compensation you deserve in court.
Call Us Today and Discuss Your Claim
Your rehabilitation is important and may take some time. We realize you will want to concentrate on your recovery. However, you should know that there is a deadline by which you must file your claim, known as the statute of limitations. The sooner you speak to us, the quicker we will be able to help you.
The Tampa swimming pool accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar and Levine can guide you through this stressful period. We can help you build a strong case that supports your claim, so you can focus on your loved ones. Speak to our responsive legal team today for a no-obligation consultation.
We Can Help.