Swimming Pool Accidents | South Florida Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been injured in a swimming pool accident in South Florida, you may be considering pursuing a personal injury claim. A swimming pool accident can cause concussions, broken bones, and other potentially debilitating injuries, leading to insurmountable medical bills on top of lost wages from being unable to work.
Fortunately, help is available. Carabin Shaw’s team of South Florida injury attorneys are ready to assist you in pursuing a personal injury claim. If your injuries are the result of negligence, you deserve compensation. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation at 1-800-862-1260.What Often Causes Florida Swimming Pool Accidents?
Swimming pool accidents can happen for a number of reasons. You may be dissuaded from pursuing a claim on the basis that you believe yourself to be solely responsible for your accident. While this may be the case, there are a few ways in which the ownership of a public or private pool can act negligently which leads to accidents, including:
- Failure to maintain a safe and clean area around the pool
- Failure to enforce safety regulations
- Failure to properly secure the area around a pool to prevent children from entering unaccompanied
- Failure to properly ensure that lifeguards on duty are certified
- Failure to provide appropriate markers, including indications of depth and “no diving” signs if the water is too shallow
If any of the above apply to your case, or if you believe that the ownership or staff of a pool was acting negligently in any other way, you may have viable grounds for a personal injury claim. Contact a South Florida injury law firm to discuss how to proceed.Will My Case Go to Court?
Personal injury claims rarely make it to court. Instead, you can expect your attorney to negotiate a settlement out-of-court for you. This settlement may be negotiated early on in the process, eliminating the need for a lawsuit. If your lawyer is unable to negotiate a settlement that they feel is appropriate for your case, they may advise you to file a lawsuit. Even then, you are likely to settle in the time leading up to your court date, which is likely to be scheduled over a year in advance.Is It Worth Pursuing Claims For Florida Swimming Pool Accidents?
South Florida imposes very few limitations on how much damages can be awarded for a personal injury claim. Damages can cover any extent of medical expenses and noneconomic damages, including compensation for pain and suffering and/or loss of enjoyment as a result of injuries. The only type of damages that Florida limits are punitive damages, in which a court orders the defendant to pay additional damages on top of the monetary value of their economic and noneconomic impact as a penalty. These are limited to thrice the amount of combined economic and noneconomic damages. However, punitive damages are rarely sought, and most South Florida injury attorneys would not instruct you to pursue them, anyway.How Can I Find a Good South Florida Injury Law Firm?
When looking for an attorney to handle a personal injury claim, try to schedule a free consultation first. In a consultation, you can talk with a potential lawyer about whether or not your claim seems viable and how they would assist you in pursuing it. A free consultation will help you determine whether or not a lawyer is right for you.
Carabin Shaw offers free consultations by phone, with no obligation implied. Call us today at 1-800-862-1260 to see if any of our experienced legal team would be right for you and your claim.