If you suffered a swimming pool accident or a family member drowned in a Plantation pool, the property owner may have acted negligently and caused or contributed to the incident.
A swimming pool accident & drowning lawyer in Plantation, FL from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will review your case for free and offer advice on whether we believe you have a valid claim against the property owner. If we believe we can build a solid case for compensation, we will handle your case on a contingency basis.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a complimentary consultation.
Available Damages in a Plantation Swimming Pool Accident and Drowning Case
If we can show the property owner or manager of a pool failed to keep the pool free from unreasonable hazards and this led to your injuries, we may be able to hold them liable for your losses. You may be able to recover a wide variety of damages, depending on the facts of your case.
Premises Liability Cases
Some of the most common damages our clients collect in Plantation swimming pool accident cases include:
- Medical treatment costs
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out of pocket costs
- Pain and suffering
One of the most common questions we hear is, “How much is my case worth?” Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. We will need to conduct a full investigation into your accident and injuries, and collect proof of your expenses and losses. Once we understand the value of your economic losses, we can calculate your noneconomic damages and put a value on your pain and suffering.
Wrongful Death Actions
If you lost an immediate family member in a swimming pool accident or drowning, we may be able to pursue a wrongful death action on your behalf. This type of action allows you to recover compensation for the losses you experienced because of the death of your spouse, parent, or child.
In general, some of the most common damages available in a Plantation wrongful death action include:
- Unpaid medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of household services
- Loss of companionship
- Mental anguish
Swimming Pool Accidents and Premises Liability Claims
Under the Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act, the property owner or management company of a public pool is responsible for keeping the pool, pool deck, diving board, slides, and other areas free of unreasonable hazards. The same is true of a private pool at a friend or neighbor’s house or a neighborhood pool. If they cannot repair an issue immediately, they have an obligation to provide an adequate warning to anyone at risk.
If the owner or operator of a pool fails to maintain their property and ensure guests do not face any unsafe conditions, they may be liable for any injuries that occur under Florida’s premises liability laws. We can help you determine if negligence occurred in your case, and identify the liable party or parties.
Swimming Pools and Attractive Nuisance
Swimming pools pose an increased risk to young children who may want to play in the water but who do not have strong swimming skills. Because of this risk, Florida has attractive nuisance laws in place that require property owners who have pools to meet strict rules to protect children. The purpose of these rules is to keep children safe, even if they wander onto the property uninvited.
If the property owner does not adhere to these rules, they may be liable for any injuries a child suffers. It is also important to note that, while premises liability laws do not apply to adults who trespass onto someone else’s property, property owners may be liable for injuries sustained by children who come onto their property uninvited.
Common Florida Swimming Pool Accident Injuries and Causes
Some of the most common ways people suffer swimming pool accident injuries in Florida, include:
Drowning and Near Drowning
Drowning is always a top concern when discussing swimming pools. Florida, in particular, has an issue with drownings and near drownings. Your children are at an especially high risk. The Miami Herald is raising concerns that Florida had more children drownings than any other state in 2017.
Sometimes a person who breathes in water can have serious complications even though they survive the incident. Called near drowning or dry drowning, this type of injury can be deadly without medical intervention.
Brain, Neck, and Spinal Cord Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can occur in and around pools. Diving is particularly dangerous, because you could hit your head and/or break your neck if the pool is not deep enough. Other causes of brain, neck, and spinal cord injuries may include:
- Running on wet pool decks
- Jumping into the pool
- Hitting your head on the side of the pool
By their very nature, swimming pools can be dangerous. Slips and falls, scrapes, and other minor injuries occur regularly, and most of the time these injuries are not caused by an unreasonable hazard. In some cases, though, owner liability still plays a role. We can review your case and help you decide if you qualify to pursue compensation.
Talk to a Swimming Pool Accident & Drowning Lawyer in Plantation, FL, Today
A swimming pool accident & drowning lawyer in Plantation, FL from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offer free case reviews and consultations to the victims of Plantation swimming pool accidents. We can help you identify the liable party and manage the claims process for you. We will build a solid case, and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for your complimentary case assessment with a member of our team.