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Swimming Pool Accidents

Fort Lauderdale Swimming Pool Injury Attorney

Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney David I. Fuchs has over 20 years of experience in successfully representing swimming pool drowning accident victims, their families and friends who have sustained and suffered serious bodily injuries because of the negligence of a homeowner, pool contractor or another party.

Swimming Pool Accident in South Florida: a True Concern

Each year, swimming accidents take the lives of over a thousand helpless children. These accidents frequently involve local swimming pools, which should be secure and safe for swimming. In fact, approximately 30% of these fatalities occur in swimming pools. Pools are able to claim the lives of so many children due to the experience and danger involved. It takes less than two inches of water for a child to drown. Furthermore, a child can drown in less than five minutes! Adults are also victims of swimming pool accidents as well.

Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pool injuries typically occur as a result of poorly constructed pools. Ignorance regarding pool safety and owner negligence often plays major roles as well. Most swimming pool injuries occur because of improperly designed and constructed pools, failure to properly secure a pool from small children, and failure to maintain the swimming pool in good condition.

Owners of private “backyard” pools have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for children and adults alike and need to focus on accident prevention. Public pools such as community pools and hotel/motel pools are also subject to the same guidelines. If you have been injured in a swimming pool accident, you may be able to file a “premises liability” claim against the responsible owner of any pool if you can prove the owner was negligent, that that negligence caused an injury and that damages occurred as a result of that injury. These cases are common.

Liability for swimming pool or spa accidents involves three types of law – negligence or tort law, product liability law and premises liability law. These laws are complex and require the expertise of a personal injury lawyer with experience handling serious swimming pool injury cases.

Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer David I. Fuchs will represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:

  • Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
  • Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress, death

After a swimming pool drowning accident, it is imperative to call the police to the accident scene and seek immediate medical treatment for the victim. It is then important to seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights by calling attorney David I. Fuchs who will take your call and speak with you immediately about your swimming pool drowning accident case. Attorney David I. Fuchs will then stand ready to fight for you to see that you get compensation for your pain and suffering, any lost wages and medical bills.

Call lawyer David I. Fuchs Toll Free at (800) 570-2858 for a free consultation to discuss your swimming pool accident case. You may also write to attorney David I. Fuchs by filling out the form on the “Contact Us” page.

If you cannot come to our Ft Lauderdale office, accident lawyer David I. Fuchs will send a representative to see you.

We speak English and Spanish. Se habla ingles y espanol.

Llame al abogado David Fuchs, si usted ha sufrido una lesión de cualquier tipo debido a la negligencia de otro.

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