Jacksonville Pool & Swimming Accident Lawyer
If you live in Jacksonville, having access to a pool or other water source–such as an oceanside beach–is a must, especially during the hottest parts of the year. Indeed, water can provide a great form of recreation, not to mention an ideal way to cool off. But swimming pools and other sources of water can be dangerous, resulting in serious injuries and deaths. When a pool or water-related accident occurs that leaves you or a loved one injured, our Jacksonville pool & swimming accident lawyers can help.
Pool and Water Accidents Can Be Tragic
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over a nine-year period in the United States, there was an average of more than 3,500 fatal unintentional drowning incidents reported per year. This does not include the number of people who died from drowning in boating-related accidents.
Drowning is not the only pool and water-related injury that a person may sustain. Around pools, there is also the risk of a slip and fall, electrocution injury, and diving-related injury (including traumatic brain or spinal cord injury). A near-drowning injury can also be life-changing, leaving the victim with permanent brain damage.
Who’s Liable for a Pool or Water-Related Accident?
When a serious water-related accident and injury occurs, determining liability for the accident may the only way that your family can recover compensation. If you were harmed in a boat or other watercraft accident, the operator of the watercraft may be held liable for their negligence.
If injuries occurred in a swimming pool, the property owner may be held liable under premises liability laws. Especially in drowning and near-drowning incidents involving children, failure to fence off a fence, provide adult supervision, or use proper flotation devices can all warrant a premises liability claim.
Of course, in Florida, there is also the risk of alligator-related injuries and deaths in certain bodies of water, too. These accident types may warrant a cause of action for a premises-liability claim against a property owner.
Our Lawyers Can Help You
The type of personal injury claim that you have will depend on the type of accident in which you were involved, where it happened, and whose negligence was to blame for the accident. Our lawyers can assist you by investigating your case, building your claim, working with accident reconstruction experts, assessing your damages, and negotiating your settlement. It’s important to us that you recover the compensation award you deserve.
Call Our Jacksonville Pool and Water Accident Lawyers Today
A pool or water-related accident can change your life. Whether you, your child, or another loved one of yours has been injured due to the negligence of another party, we want to help. Please call our lawyers at Douglas & Douglas today for a free consultation and information about our legal services and your recovery options. We work on a contingency fee basis and are ready to start working on your case today.