Pool Accidents in Ft. Lauderdale
Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney for Pool Accident Claims
The husband and wife team of attorneys at Chalik & Chalik are committed to defending the rights of the injured, and if you or your child has been hurt in an accident at a swimming pool, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation. If the accident was the result of another party's negligence or reckless behavior, you could be entitled to recover financial compensation for your injuries through a personal injury lawsuit.
Has your child been injured at a swimming pool in Ft. Lauderdale?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, a federal agency which provides information about health hazards in our country,
drowning accidents are the leading cause of injury related death among children between the ages of one and four years old, as well as being the fifth most prevalent cause of accidental deaths for people of all ages. The CDC further reports that our state has the highest rate of swimming pool drowning deaths in the nation, .07 per 100,000 people—almost twice as many as any other state.
When we represent a client on a water injury claim, we conduct a thorough investigation of the case to find all the evidence which could support the case such as witness statements and photographs of the accident scene which demonstrate a lack of safety equipment and other hazards. Pool owners can often be held liable for injuries under the principle of
premises liability for a failure to provide life preservers and similar gear, for a lack of proper fencing to keep children out and an absence of supervision. If you believe that you are not at fault for the accident, contact us for a consultation in the hospital or at your home so that we can determine whether you have a claim and how much your case is worth.