A swimming pool accident lawyer in Miami Beach, FL at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other damages you suffered due to a pool accident injury. If your loved one drowned, we can help you file a wrongful death action.
To learn more about how we can assist you, call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Investigating Your Swimming Pool Accident
We will investigate your swimming pool accident to determine liability for your injury or your loved one’s drowning. In many cases, swimming pool owners are responsible for the injuries that swimmers sustain. Pool owners have a duty to keep their guests safe. An owner’s negligence can lead to devastating accidents.
For instance, swimmers can suffer injuries when owners do not repair or replace defective diving boards or broken ladders. Additionally, a lack of supervision from lifeguards and emergency safety equipment can lead to injury accidents.
We will investigate your accident to determine exactly how another party’s negligent actions caused you or a loved one to suffer injuries in a swimming pool accident.
Collecting Evidence to Build Your Case
We collect evidence to build a personal injury claim that shows how the at-fault party’s negligence caused your swimming pool accident. We may gather such evidence as:
- Your medical records
- A police report or incident report
- Photos of the area where your accident occurred
- Photos of defective swimming pool equipment
- Eyewitness statements
- Video footage of the accident
We may discuss your case with a medical expert witness or a recreation or sports accident expert witness to determine how your injuries will impact your life.
Public Pool Owners Must Adhere to Safety Requirements
Public pool operators are held to a higher safety standard than a private homeowner with a backyard swimming pool. Public pool owners and operators must establish and enforce sanitation and safety measures to protect the health of their guests.
These standards also apply to governmental entities, like Miami Beach, that operate public swimming pools. Florida law protects local governments from certain personal injury lawsuits. However, the government waived this immunity in many cases, which may allow us to hold the city liable.
We will determine whether we can hold the government liable and recover the compensation you deserve for your damages.
Recoverable Damages in a Swimming Pool Accident
A swimming pool accident can devastate your life because of the potential for developing a permanent disability. We take your present and future medical needs into account when we estimate your damages. Depending on the type of injury you suffered, you may be able to recover damages that include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses, if your loved one died in a drowning accident
- Other emotional losses, if your loved one died in a drowning accident
We Can File Your Injury Accident Claim
At Anidjar & Levine, we handle all aspects of personal injury claims. After we identify each party responsible for your swimming pool accident, we will file a claim with each party’s insurance company.
We also negotiate a settlement on your behalf. In this way, you can spend time recovering from your injury instead of being overwhelmed by an insurance company’s requests.
We have extensive experience negotiating settlements, and we know the strategies insurers use to reduce, delay or deny a claim. When an insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement, we may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. We will discuss this legal step with you should this occur with your claim.
Meeting Florida’s Statutory Deadlines
You have four years from the date of your swimming pool accident to file a personal injury claim, according to Florida’s Statute of Limitations.
If your loved one drowned in a swimming pool accident, you have two years under the Statute of Limitations to file a wrongful death claim.
If you are not sure whether you still have time under the Statute of Limitations to file a claim, call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
Let Us Help You with Your Swimming Pool Accident Case
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine work on contingency which means that you do not pay us unless we recover compensation in your case. So, call today at 1-800-747-3733 to see how a swimming pool accident lawyer in Miami Beach, FL can help you.