Drowning and near-drowning personal injury attorneys in West Palm Beach, Florida
There is nothing more tragic than the loss of a child or loved one from
drowning. If you are a parent who has lost a child due to drowning, you have experienced
pain that many people will never have to feel in an entire lifetime. If
you lost a child due to an accident that could have been prevented (or
avoided altogether), then your pain is only compounded. In the United
States, drowning is the second most common cause of death for all children
under the age of fourteen. An estimated 1,150 children die annually in
drowning accidents. In addition, 5,000 children suffer permanent injury
due to drowning-related accidents.
West Palm Beach
drowning accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. are here for you if you have
lost a child or loved one due to someone else's negligence. The persons
or companies responsible must be held accountable for their actions or
If you lost a relative, whether a child or an adult, in a drowning accident,
we can help you recover monetary compensation for a variety of losses
including loss of future income, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering.
Regardless of the age of the drowning victim, if it could have been prevented,
you need legal representation.
Causes of Drowning Accidents
Most accidental drownings take place in swimming pools. In fact,
swimming pool accidents account for most of the serious injuries among children. Injuries in swimming
pool near-drownings can cause serious, long-term consequences such as
brain damage. Some of the most common causes of swimming pool accidents
and drownings include, but are not limited to:
- Lack of supervision
- Improperly built equipment
- Improper maintenance
- Lack of lifeguard on duty
- Deep water not being clearly marked
- Diving into the shallow end
- Failure to follow applicable laws, ordinances, or regulations
Sadly, lack of supervision is the number one cause, by far, of pool drownings,
and that's why legal representation is necessary. Had proper supervision
occurred, the drowning would most likely not have occurred. For this reason,
the families of the victim are entitled to financial compensation for
wrongful death or serious personal injury (in the rare case when the victim
Lack of a lifeguard is another cause of many near-drownings and actual
drownings. Depending on the applicable law, whether you are at a public
pool, lake, or on the beach in Florida, a lifeguard must be on duty to
protect all swimmers during certain hours of operation. We can only advise
you after we know the exact circumstances of the drowning accident your
family experienced. Simply put, if you lost a loved one due to a lifeguard
not being on duty, you are often entitled to financial compensation.
If you live in the West Palm Beach area of Florida and have lost a loved
one to drowning, please contact the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A.
today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation so we may hear
the details of your case.
Blog for Drownings and Near Drownings
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3 Year Old Drowns in Pool
Description: A 3 year old child drowned in a pool in Gainesville, Florida.
Two South Florida Toddlers Almost Drown After Falling in Family Pool
Description: Two South Florida Toddlers almost drowned when they fell in the family
pool. Attorney Craig Goldenfarb cites lack of supervision as #1 reason
for pool drowning.
Could Florida Gulf Coast University Drowning Have Been Prevented?
Description: Could Joel Johnson's Florida Gulf Coast University Drowning have
been prevented? Lawyer Craig Goldenfarb, states that there may have been
steps to prevent it.
Portable Pools: A Florida Drowning Accident Attorney Discusses Safety
Description: A new study warns that portable pools may be even more dangerous than
in-ground pools. Get the fact in this blog post from a Florida drowning
Florida Swimming Pool Injuries: Preventing Pool Entrapment Accidents
Description: Did you know that two-thirds of pool drain accidents happen in residential
pools? A West Palm Beach drowning lawyer offers safety tips for your family.
Another young person drowns in Florida
Description: A 39-year-old man drowned in North Florida's Lake Lagonda and was
found face down by 911 responders
Florida Drowning Accident Kills Chicago Student Athlete
Description: Drowning accidents are rising in Florida and many can be prevented by
teaching young people to swim at an early age.
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