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Fort Lauderdale Diving and Pool Accidents

Diving and Pool AccidentsCommon Causes Of Pool Accidents

Serious injuries and deaths related to swimming pool accidents occur every year. Here are the most common ways these injuries and deaths occur:

  • Drowning. Often property owners do not properly secure their pool with a fence or gate. Swimming pools in Florida are supposed to be fully enclosed by a barrier that is at least four-feet tall, or some other alarming device. When pools are not properly protected against, small children can wander, fall in, and drown.
  • Diving. Severe injuries, such as brain and spinal cord damage, can result from diving in water that is too shallow. Many pool owners do not build their pools to the proper depth – at least 9 feet – to prevent these types of injuries. If a property owner has a pool that is too shallow, he/she has the duty to warn users against diving in the shallow water.
  • Pool Toys. Not all floating toys are safe. It is tempting to think that, because the toy floats, it will protect against the risk of drowning. Unfortunately, the design of some toys results in users becoming tangled or pinned underwater. When this happens, serious injuries or death can occur.
Pool Owners Must Protect Pool Users

By law, Florida pool owners are responsible to ensure the safety of the people who use their pool. Here are some basic pool-owner responsibilities:

  • Keep Safety Equipment Near the Pool. For example, public pools are required to keep a shepherd’s hook handy to rescue users struggling to swim.
  • Proper Warning. Public and private pool owners must post warnings of potential dangers, e.g. shallow water, near their pools.
  • Protect Against Any Known Risk. All property owners are responsible to keep their property safe from any risks of injury. Swimming pools, obviously, pose a risk of harm. Accordingly, swimming pool owners must take measures to protect users from any known harm related to the pool.
Contact One Of Our Experienced Diving And Pool Accident Lawyers

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a diving or pool accident, our experienced legal team is prepared to help. For years, the law offices of Friedman, Rodman, & Frank have assisted diving and pool accident victims, or their surviving family members, collect the compensation they are entitled to for injuries, or deaths, related to boating accidents.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, call our Ft. Lauderdale/South Florida offices at 305-448-8585, or toll free at 877-448-8585; or fill out our online contact form. Consultations are available in English, Spanish, and Creole.

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