The summer months in Boca Raton are an appealing time for people who enjoy activities in bodies of water, especially for families with young children. Swimming pools bring families tremendous joy and help people stay fit when temperatures climb; however, they can be a legitimate threat to individuals of all ages. Young children who can’t yet swim may be especially at risk of drowning due to their attraction to sparkly objects, like the glimmering surface of a swimming pool on a bright, sunny day.
The CDC estimates that 10 people die from unintentional drowning each day. Of these, 2 are children 14 or younger. Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. It is the leading cause of death for children between 1 and 4 years old. If anyone in your family has been hurt or died in a swimming pool accident in Boca Raton through no fault of their own, you have the right to hold the at-fault parties accountable. At Baker Legal Team, attorney Robert B. Baker, Esquire can help you pursue your case.
Examples of Common Injuries Sustained in Swimming Pools
Although one of the main causes of injury and/or death in swimming pools is drowning, not all accidents lead to drowning. Some accidents may involve other qualities of the pool. Injuries may result from:
- Slipping and falling by the pool, leading to broken bones and sprains
- Diving into a pool that is too shallow, leading to a concussion or spinal injury
- Hurting yourself on a rough surface, leading to cuts and scrapes
- Becoming entrapped in a pool drain
A person is also susceptible to drowning in a pool when there is a lack of proper barriers, ineffective barriers, or a lack of supervision. Other causes of swimming pool accidents may include:
- Faulty ladders
- Excessively shallow deep ends
- Lack of anti-entrapment devices
- Loose tiles or other pool deck hazards
Many accidents take place in private pools in people’s backyards; however, a significant number of injuries happen to individuals who attend public pools. Public facilities may have design defects such as those listed above and inattentive lifeguards. Other employees may also overlook hazards and fail to keep up with maintenance. It’s crucial to follow safety precautions when attending any pool; however, accidents do happen daily. If you’re involved in a pool accident, contact a Boca Raton swimming pool accident lawyer to represent your case.
Why Hire a Swimming Pool Accident Attorney in Boca Raton to Represent Your Case?
Attorney Robert Baker of Baker Legal Team has years of experience representing parties injured in pool accidents and the families of victims who have drowned in swimming pools. He has unique expertise regarding accidents that occur in bodies of water, and a passion for pursuing justice for those who were hurt by others’ negligence.
With the aid of a pool accident lawyer, you may be able to:
- Thoroughly investigate your case and the cause of your accident.
- Derive evidence from the accident scene and/or witness testimony that can support your case.
- Recover the costs of damages, including funds for medical care, lost wages, lost work ability, and pain and suffering. It may also be possible to recover punitive damages depending on the facts of your case.
- Focus on recovering from your accident so you can improve your physical and mental well-being.
When you work with a skilled attorney, you can obtain peace of mind knowing that your case is in good hands. At Baker Legal Team, we have recovered more than $250,000,000 for our clients, and we’d be happy to review the facts of your accident.
Don’t Wait to Hire the Right Swimming Pool Lawyer for Your Case
The sooner you align yourself with a dedicated swimming pool accident attorney in Boca Raton, the sooner you can receive a fair settlement and pay off your accident-related expenses. Florida also has a statute of limitations for accidents that take place while swimming, meaning you have a short window of time in which to pursue legal action. Call our firm today to find out how we can move your case forward by calling (561) 560-5961 or complete our contact form for a FREE consultation.