Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys Help Victims of Fort Lauderdale Swimming Pool Accidents
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A pool can be a source of endless fun and relaxation in the hot summer months. Unfortunately, a pool also can be very dangerous. Hundreds of people are injured at public and private pools each year. We have helped many people injured in swimming pool accidents, and we can help you.
Common causes of swimming pool accidents
The best way to prevent swimming pool accidents is to keep a close eye on children and keep the entrance to the pool locked when an adult is not present. There is no way to prevent all accidents, but a responsible pool owner should inspect the pool regularly and take steps to and avoid the most common causes of swimming pool accidents listed below:
Children under three are most likely to be involved in a fatal accident in or near a swimming pool.
Whether the pool is private or public, a negligent owner can be held responsible and liable for your injuries in a premises liability case. Public pools must have insurance, and most private pools are covered by the homeowner’s insurance.
How long do I have to file a claim?
The amount of time allowed to file a claim for injuries sustained in a pool-related accident depends on several factors, such as whether it was a public pool or a private pool, the age of the victim and whether the accident caused injuries or death.
The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Florida is four years, meaning you have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If the accident resulted in death, the decedent’s personal representative has two years from the date of death to file a claim only for wrongful death. Some exceptions exist, but you should talk to an experienced Florida personal injury attorney immediately to preserve your rights.
If you’ve been injured in a swimming pool accident, you need a premises liability attorney you can trust. We are adept at handling premises liability cases. We understand the law and work with you quickly to get the best possible resolution.
Call our office for a free consultation
If you or a family member was injured in a swimming pool accident, the Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A. can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t pay if we don’t win your case. Call us at 888.275.2637 24 hours a day, seven days a week or contact us online.