Florida is blessed with beautiful beaches and a plethora of swimming pools, spas, water parks, and theme parks. Unfortunately, with all the resources available in South Florida for swimming and relaxing also comes an increased risk of drowning to ourselves, our children and our families. Approximately 260 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pool each year and numerous others are injured in swimming-related accidents. In Florida alone there were 393 drowning deaths statewide with 38 of those drownings in Broward County, 44 in Dade County, and 37 in Palm Beach County. At Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A., our experienced trial attorneys are ready to help you with your drowning accident case. Call 1-877-853-7466 now for your free evaluation.
Drowning accidents and deaths are many times due to poor supervision of a babysitter, teacher, or chaperone. Other accidents are caused by defective safety equipment or cleaning equipment used in the pool. Many times houses or other premises carry liability insurance that will cover injuries sustained by drowning accidents.
Because of the high incidence of drowning accidents and injury in Florida, the state legislature passed the Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act which in part requires barriers at least 4 feet high around residential swimming pools. Furthermore, the Virginia Graeme Baker Act is a federal law that imposes mandatory requirements for pools, spas and hot tub utilization of suction entrapment avoidance devices. At Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A. we handle drowning cases and pool-related injuries and will help you get the compensation your case deserves.