Swimming Pool Accident & Drowning Attorney in Orlando, FL

Florida Swimming Pool Injury Lawsuits

Sparkling swimming pools are as much a part of Florida culture as sandy beaches and orange groves. Yet, swimming pools, diving boards, and hot tubs can pose a significant risk of serious injury and even death if proper safety measures are not followed.

352 people in Florida died as a result of drowning while another 5,099 were injured in non-fatal drowning accidents, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control. Nationwide, drowning remains the second-leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years.

If you or someone you love was injured in or around a swimming pool, please contact an Orlando premises liability attorney at The Umansky Law Firm in Orlando today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.

Common Cause of Swimming Pool Injuries

Pools are places of enjoyment, relaxation, and exercise, but unfortunately, they can also be extremely dangerous. Some of the most common pool injuries like head trauma, sprains, bruises, infections, and many others result from many of the same situations. These include:

  • Drowning
  • Overcrowding
  • Slip and falls
  • Pool design violations
  • Drain entrapment
  • Faulty pool fences
  • Distracted lifeguards
  • Improperly maintained pools

Many people make the false assumption that they are personally at fault for the injury or even death of a loved one. This shared ideal is what leads to numerous swimming pool accident injuries to go unreported and individuals having to come out of pocket for medical services. By consulting with a seasoned personal injury attorney you can be made aware of the numerous other possibly liable parties.

Permanent Injury From Swimming Pool Injuries

Nonfatal drowning can cause brain damage that results in long-term disabilities ranging from memory problems and learning disabilities to the permanent loss of basic functioning (that is, a permanent vegetative state). Our Florida lawyers will file a drowning lawsuit to help you obtain financial compensation for the injuries and loses you or your deceased loved one endured.

Swimming pool and diving board accidents are associated with a high risk of spinal cord injury such as paraplegia and quadriplegia that can leave victims paralyzed for life. Exposure to toxic pool chemicals can also cause severe injury.

Whether your swimming pool injury happened at a municipal pool, apartment complex, private home, hotel, or school, we will investigate the claim thoroughly to determine exactly what happened and who is liable.

  • Did the pool owner fail to protect you from hazards?
  • Did the pool maintenance company fail to properly store pool chemicals?
  • Did the diving board manufacturer produce a dangerous or defective product?

The law provides an avenue for those who sustain injuries as the result of the negligent actions of a third party to recover compensation, but this is best achieved with the assistance of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. If you would like to discuss a swimming pool accident with one of our Orlando injury attorneys, please contact The Umansky Law Firm today at 407-228-3838 for a free case evaluation.