Drowning is the leading cause of all accidental deaths among small children (one to four years of age) and the second leading cause among all children from 1 to 14 years of age. About 3,000 people, many of them children, drown each year in the United States and many more suffer serious, irreversible injury in near-drowning incidents.
The owner of a swimming pool can be held legally accountable for pool accidents and injuries occurring on or around the pool. It is the sole responsibility of the owner of a swimming pool to be diligent in preventing injuries by providing a safe environment for everyone who may come into contact with the pool, whether invited or not. Negligence plays a part in many drowning and near-drowning cases, whether the cause is lack of supervision or a problem with the premises.
If you have questions or concerns about a death which may have occurred as a result of an accidental drowning, contact our offices at
(305) 895-7547 or toll free at (866) 895-7217 to discuss your case for free. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee unless we successfully resolve your case.