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Drowning Accidents

image006According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) about ten (10) people every day die from unintentional drowning in the United States. Further, the CDC states that unintentional drowning ranks number five (5) for the leading cause of unintentional death in the United States. Year after year, Florida continues to be one of the worst states for unintentional drowning in children and it is the leading cause of death of young children in Florida. In 2000, the Florida Legislator passed Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act, which imposed safety restrictions in Florida pools, spas, and hot tubs built after October 1, 2000. Property Owners, hotels, and apartment complexes with pools or beach access must exercise reasonable care to avoid risk of harm to individuals from drowning. If proper safety measures were not in place, or if the landowner failed to exercise reasonable care, they may be liable for your injuries. Drowning accidents can occur from defective safety equipment, lack of safety equipment, failure to warn and supervise dangerous conditions, lack of fencing, and failure to maintain the property. Injuries resulting from a drowning or near-drowning accident can be catastrophic. Contact the Law Offices of Brett L. Schlacter, P.A. to discuss your case. We are committed to giving each client the time, dedication, and attention that they deserve. We will review your case for free and we will work relentlessly until you get the financial compensation you deserve.