America’s Top-Rated Swimming Pool Drowning Accident Lawyers Have Multiple Office Locations Nationwide and Will Work Tirelessly to Recover Maximum Compensation for Your Losses
The nation’s leading personal injury attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. can help you get through some of the most difficult times in your life. We have recovered more than $300 million for our clients in our more than 50 years in business. Our maritime injury law firm was founded back in 1971, and we have had several attorneys named to “Best Lawyers” ® and “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report annually since 2016.
We have 14 drowning attorneys at our 8 office locations across the United States, which means no matter where your drowning accident occurred, our team is here for you. Our legal advocates have been called on countless times to offer their opinions as experts on national talk shows and news programs regarding many types of drowning, personal injury, and maritime injury matters. We have also been responsible for representing clients dealing with landmark personal injury and maritime law cases, making us uniquely equipped to maximize your financial compensation.
Whether you have a swimming pool at home, are using one aboard a cruise ship, or have other opportunities to swim, it is important to remember that swimming can be dangerous, particularly for young children who may not have the skills to keep themselves above water. It is not uncommon for children and adults to get lost in the crowd or suffer devastating injuries or drowning deaths due to near drowning accidents. Our team understands how overwhelmed you must be feeling. But we are confident in our ability to help you and your family demand justice after any type of drowning incident. Continue reading to learn more about how our pool drowning accident attorneys can help you bring the liable party to justice and recover the compensation you are entitled to. Drowning victims and surviving families can contact an experienced drowning lawyer at our firm for a 100% free consultation today so we can start working on your insurance and civil claims.
Our Nationally-Recognized and Award Winning Trial Lawyers Are Responsible for Lifeguards Being Assigned to Cruise Ship Pools
It may seem hard to believe, but even as recently as a couple of 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 lifeguards 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 Drowning Cases Throughout Florida and Across the U.S.
In addition to pool and scuba diving 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 were 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.
Seeking Compensation After A Pool Drowning Accident With An Experienced Attorney
Whether a pool is located in a backyard, a public recreation center, a school campus, or even on a cruise vessel, the owner or custodian of that pool has a duty of care to whomever swims in it. That means adult supervision for private pools and trained lifeguards for any pool that has public access.
Swimming pool activities can be highly enjoyable but are extremely dangerous when not facilitated by experienced lifeguards, and unfortunately, you or a loved one may be the victim of this negligent attitude towards water safety.
In the event of an accident in a swimming pool or other body of water, the drowning victim and/or the victim’s surviving family may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit or personal injury claim for a range of things, including the pain and suffering that the victim endured, the tragic loss of a loved one, the loss of financial support from said loved one, and much more. While no amount of money can undo an unintentional drowning accident, we are here to help you recover the financial means necessary so that you can focus on physical and emotional recovery without taking on the additional burden of financial issues caused by a pool or property owner or other liable party.
Swimming Pool Drowning Economic Damages
When working with a drowning accident attorney, the basis of your claim will focus on the economic damages of the case, which are the measurable financial impacts that this accident has on your life. They include things like medical bills and all injury-related costs, but they also seek compensation for impacts to earnings. If you are the victim and your accident has had an impact on your personal income, we will include these impacts. If you have lost a loved one in the accident, then we will work to calculate the financial impact that this loss of support will have, and will focus our economic damages on these impacts. There are many other economic impacts, as well, each of which focuses on specific and measurable effects that this accident has on your life.
Non-Economic Damages for Drowings and Near-Drownings
Non-economic damages make up the other half of your case, and they seek compensation for impacts that do not have measurable dollar values associated with them. They include things like pain and suffering, loss of consortium, emotional suffering, fear, anxiety, or trauma — among many other “intangible” impacts of such a horrifying accident. Since these damages are more complicated to assign a real dollar value to, the process of negotiating a final settlement for these damages can be equally complicated. With the support of an experienced attorney, you can focus on recovery while they handle negotiations for you.
Our Leading Drowning Accident Attorneys Will Help You Achieve Justice After a Swimming Pool Accident or Near-Drowning Event
Our drowning accident lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have the experience and knowledge needed to maximize the compensation you recover after a drowning or near drowning accident. We have been named to “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report every year since 2016. That is almost a decade of awards and accolades. We have also had four of our lawyers recognized as “Best Lawyers” ®. This gives us an edge over our competitors who may not have the same skill set. We are the nation’s leading and top-rated litigation attorneys, ready to help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to after a pool drowning, scuba accident, or near drowning event.
Do not hesitate. Contact our team to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment. You can reach us at 877-233-1238 or through our quick contact form to schedule your confidential and 100% free, no-obligation consultation today.