Deerfield Beach Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer
Backyard pools are common throughout the state of Florida. If one did not have a pool growing up, he or she likely knew someone who did. While pools provide a great escape from the heat and a way for friends and family to interact with one another, they also provide a serious safety risk.
According to the CDC and the World Health Organization, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S. and throughout the world. According to reports, approximately 390 deaths a year are attributed to a pool or spa—or slightly more than one death per day. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that an average of 6,400 people received emergency care for injuries suffered in a swimming pool or each year for 2015 through 2017. Because of its year-round nice weather, Florida leads the nation in the number of swimming pool fatalities and injuries.
What these stats show is that swimming pools can be dangerous and even fatal, but they do not have to be. When the right precautions are taken, nobody has to get hurt. Fences, lifeguards, and removing “attractive nuisances” can prevent injury and save lives. Unfortunately, as the stats show, many swimming pool owners do not take the proper precautions, and those owners should be held liable for the injuries that result. Our Deerfield Beach swimming pool accident lawyers at Leifer & Ramirez ensure that negligent property owners are.
Swimming Pool Accidents Almost Always Involve Negligence
Swimming pool injuries are almost always life changing, if not fatal. Such devastation almost always correlates with one’s failure to comply with regulations and restrictions that are in place to prevent drownings and other accidents. Some of the most common causes of swimming pool related injuries and deaths include the following:
- Failure to lock or secure safety gates to keep young children out;
- Too many people in the pool;
- Unsafe water conditions (chemical imbalance, clarity, etc.);
- Inadequate lifeguard training;
- Unsafe swimming pool products;
- Broken glass in or around the pool deck; and
- Failing to mark levels of water in a pool.
Sadly, the majority of swimming pool accident injuries and deaths happen to young children. Parents, in their grief, often cannot think beyond their loss to what needs to be done in terms of legalities. However, medical costs and the costs of rehabilitation, combined with lost income, can cause serious financial devastation on top of everything else. For this reason, swimming pool accident victims and/or their families need to think beyond the immediate hurt and contact a compassionate and experienced lawyer.
At Leifer & Ramirez, our swimming pool accident attorneys are prepared to shoulder the burden of legalities while you focus on healing. We will investigate the cause of the incident and ensure that, at the end of your legal battle, you have the compensation you need to recover in peace.
Contact Our Deerfield Beach Law Firm Today
Whether you or a loved were injured in a swimming pool accident or you lost a loved one in a swimming pool accident, your first step, beyond seeking medical attention, should be to contact an experienced Deerfield Beach swimming pool accident lawyer. Call Leifer & Ramirez at 561-660-9421 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you at this difficult time in your life.