This Fort Lauderdale Swimming Pool Accident Attorney Helps Families who have Lost Loved Ones
Swimming pool accident victim can turn to this Fort Lauderdale Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer for help. Swimming pools are abundant in Florida due to the hot weather, and swimming can be an extremely enjoyable activity. However, when proper safety measures aren’t taken, swimming pools can also be extremely dangerous.
Swimming pool accidents include all different types of incidents. For example, accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death – particularly for children. Drowning may occur for any number of reasons. For instance, children may wander onto their neighbor’s properties and go into their neighbor’s pools. This is referred to as an “attractive nuisance.” People are aware that pools are an attraction to children. As such, a pool owner is responsible for keeping his or her pool safe in case an adventurous child makes his or her way onto the property. This may involve placing a fence or gate around one’s pool. If a pool owner doesn’t do this and a child drowns as a result, then the pool owner may be held responsible.
Pools also exist on public property. Pools on public property may be attended by lifeguards. Lifeguards are tasked with monitoring the safety of the swimmers. If a lifeguard doesn’t do this, and you or a loved one is injured or drowns as a result, then you may be able to pursue a case against the lifeguard or whatever governmental entity owned the pool (city, county or state, etc.).
If you or somebody you love has been injured or lost their life in a swimming pool accident, contact this Fort Lauderdale Swimming Pool Accident Law Firm today. Stephen Morse handles accidental drowning cases all over the State of Florida (including West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Miami, Miami-Dade County, and South Florida). Mr. Morse will gladly give you a free, no obligation consultation and talk about all aspects of your case for free.
Should Stephen Morse become your attorney, he will work on contingency – which means that there is no risk to you as you won’t owe Mr. Morse anything until you’ve received compensation in your case.
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Such lack of supervision can also occur on a private property. For example, the owner of a home might have other children over to his or her house as guests. If the owner of the home doesn’t properly supervise those children and one drowns as a result, then the home owner might be held responsible.
Pool accidents can occur in relation to pool drains as well. For example, a person’s body part, hair or clothing might get caught in a drain – causing accidental drowning.
Drain are meant to “suction.” Such suctioning can cause injury or can prevent a child from getting away from the drain, again causing tragic drowning.
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Falls also frequently occur on pool decks. If a fall occurs on a pool deck that is dangerously slippery, then the pool owner might be held responsible for the resulting injuries. If you’ve been injured by a fall on a pool deck, Stephen Morse will attempt to figure out if the pool deck was dangerously slippery by hiring an expert witness called an engineer or building code expert. The expert witness may test the “coefficient-of-friction” of the pool deck surface to see if it is too slippery. If the expert says that the pool deck is too slippery, then you might have a case. Pool decks are required to be safe (i.e., not slippery) when either dry or wet.
If you’ve tragically lost a loved one as a result of an accidental drowning, then you may be able to pursue a wrongful death case on your loved one’s behalf. In a wrongful death case, you or another relative or family member will typically be appointed as the personal representative of your loved one’s estate. The personal representative of the estate will act as the technical “plaintiff” and pursue the case. When the cases settles, the proceeds from the case will go to the decedent’s survivors or the beneficiaries of the estate.
If your case involved injury to a minor, the settlement of your case will sometimes need to be approved by a judge (this depends on the amount of the settlement). Once the settlement has been approved, the proceeds will oftentimes be distributed to the minor upon his or her reaching the age of majority (i.e., 18).
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If you’ve lost a loved one due to accidental drowning occurring anyplace in the State of Florida, contact Stephen Morse today. Mr. Morse handles cases all over Broward County – including Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston and Wilton Manors. Mr. Morse will gladly give you a free, no obligation consultation.
If you choose Stephen Morse to represent you in your case, he will work on contingency. This means that there is no risk to you as you will only pay Mr. Morse once a recovery has been made in your case.