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Tampa, Florida Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Handling Swimming Accidents and Drowning Deaths
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Helping Injured Victims and Families of Swimming Pool Disasters and Drowning Fatalities–Tampa, Florida Swimming Pool Accident and Injury Lawyers

Swimming pool accidents of all kinds including diving catastrophes and drowning occurrences happen every day in the United States with a high accident rate among children. Serious injuries can result from swimming accidents, leaving a person with a lifetime of suffering associated with injuries, and even loss of life.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 10 people die on a daily basis from unintentional drowning. Of these 10 people, two are children under the age of 14 years old. If you or your child has been the victim of a Tampa swimming pool accident injury you need to be aware of your legal rights and what steps you should take in filing a personal injury claim. If you have lost a loved one in a swimming fatality you could be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit for your loss. It is important for you to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney at Whittel & Melton so that we can evaluate your case with a free initial consultation and assist you with getting your life back on track. Every Hillsborough County, FL personal injury case is unique and varying circumstances could be the culprit behind your accident injuries. We will investigate the events leading up to your accident and establish who is responsible for your suffering whether it be a negligent nanny, a careless lifeguard on duty or even a school official or supervisor.

Tampa, FL Wrongful Death Associated with Swimming Pool Accidents

Research shows that drowning is the sixth leading cause for injury death in people of all ages, and the second leading of cause of death amongst children under the age of 14. Property owners and pool possessors are responsible for the safety of all guests and visitors using their pool amenities. When owners are careless to provide adequate safety features at a pool facility, unfortunate drowning deaths can occur to people of all ages. If negligent situations lead to a drowning fatality for someone you cared for, a wrongful death claim can be filed as long as there is ample evidence that can display the pool or property owner was at fault for failing to accommodate patrons with sufficient safety measures needed in a swimming pool environment.

Swimming accidents near, inside or surrounding a pool can be caused by the following:

  • Reckless supervision from a lifeguard on duty
  • Slip, Trip and Fall Calamities
  • Lack of Life Safety Equipment
  • No Warning Signs for Non-Visible Issues
  • Broken Pool Components
  • Electrocution
  • Water Levels that are Too Low
  • Broken Glass
  • Foreign Floating or Falling Objects
  • Lack of Child Safety Gate

Non-fatal drowning injuries can leave a person in a permanent vegetative state. Many swimming pool accidents leave victims suffering from brain damage that leaves them with long-term disabilities like memory loss, learning disabilities and everlasting loss of basic functions, which will constantly leave them needing around the clock care.

Premises Liability Claims for Swimming Pool Accidents

When an accident happens on another person’s property, legally this is classified as a premises liability claim. A premises liability claim can stem from an accident at a relative or friend’s home, a public pool, a hotel, an apartment complex, a gym or health club or even a day spa or medical treatment center. Your own home could be subject to accidents associated with premises liability claims. All property owners have a legal duty to reasonably ensure their property is safe from unwarranted and dangerous conditions. When this legal duty is breached, accidents can occur and property possessors could be found liable for any costs associated with injuries.

Contact the Tampa Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton

At Whittel & Melton, we are well equipped to handle your accident injury or fatality case and want to help you through this thorny stage in your life. We can provide you with the legal expertise so that you can be with your loved ones or spend time recovering from your injuries. The Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton will devote all their efforts to ensuring you get a fair settlement from the negligent party responsible for your loss and sufferings.

Contact Whittel & Melton online or reach us in Tampa at 813-221-3200. You can even reach us statewide toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529). We are available nights and weekends for your convenience and even make house calls and hospital visits. Don’t delay, call us today for a complimentary consultation so that we can start working toward a swift financial settlement for you or your loved ones.

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