If you are in need of legal representation, contact us to speak with a nationally-recognized pool drowning lawyer today.
Swimming pools can be fun, but they can also be dangerous. This is especially true for young children who may not yet be capable of keeping themselves above water and who can become lost and trapped in crowded pools. If you are suffering from serious injury due to a near-drowning accident, or if your child or another member of your family has been tragically injured or killed, we can help. We encourage you to speak with an experienced pool drowning lawyer right away.
Our Firm is Responsible for Lifeguards Being Assigned to Cruise Ship Pools
It may seem hard to believe, but even as recently as a couple years ago, cruise ships did not hire lifeguards to watch over their pools. Adults and children were left to swim at their own risk, and overcrowding and lack of supervision were both major issues. Not surprisingly, this led to a catastrophic string of children who drowned and/or nearly drowned in cruise ship pools. We were honored to successfully represent roughly half a dozen families who were injured or harmed because of the absence of lifeguards. We were frequent, vocal critics of the cruise lines failure to have lifeguards and made it our mission to raise public awareness of this troubling fact.
As a result of our success in these cases and our vocal media efforts, both Royal Caribbean and NCL placed lifeguard on their cruise ships pools. Remarkably, Carnival Cruise Lines has still chosen to NOT use lifeguards on its ships.
For this reason, accidents and tragedies will still happen, and we will continue to fight and raise awareness of this danger by continuing to represent clients in cruise ship pool drowning accidents in Florida, across the country and worldwide.
We Handle Pool Drowning Cases Throughout Florida
In addition to pool drownings on cruise ships, we also represent clients in pool drowning cases on land throughout Florida. This includes cases involving:
- Amusement park and waterpark pools
- Neighborhood, community and condominium pools
- Hotel and motel pools
- Private pools
- Public pools
In addition to overcrowding and lack of supervision, there are numerous other issues that can create dangerous circumstances and lead to drowning accidents in swimming pools as well. We represent individuals and families who are suffering due to issues including (but not limited to):
- Dangerous pool drains
- Dangerous pool chemicals
- Diving board, slide and ladder defects
- Inadequate signage
- No lifeguard on duty
- No or inadequate access to life-saving equipment
- No or inadequate fencing, latches or locks
- Poorly trained or unqualified lifeguards
- Shallow water
- Slippery walking surfaces surrounding pools
Regardless of the specific circumstances involved, if you or a member of your family was involved in a pool drowning accident, you deserve to have your questions answered, and you deserve to collect just compensation. A pool drowning lawyer can help, and we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.
Request a Free Pool Drowning Accident Consultation Today
To speak with a pool drowning lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. about your legal rights, contact us now to schedule an appointment in-person or over the phone. You can reach us 24/7 at 877-233-1238, or tell us how you would like to be contacted and we will respond as soon as possible.