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Swimming Pool Accidents FAQ

May 8, 2024 – Michael S. Herman, Jr., Esq.


Frequently-Asked Questions Regarding Swimming Pool Accidents in Florida

What constitutes a swimming pool accident in Florida?

Florida swimming pool accidents can include drownings, near-drownings, slip and fall injuries, diving accidents, and injuries from pool equipment or chemicals.

Who can be held liable for a swimming pool accident in Florida?

Property owners, pool operators, and sometimes equipment manufacturers can often be held liable for Florida swimming pool accidents, depending on the circumstances of the accident.

What are some common causes of swimming pool accidents in Florida?

Common causes of Florida swimming pool accidents include lack of supervision, inadequate fencing or barriers, slippery surfaces, faulty pool equipment, and inadequate safety warnings.

How do I know if I have a personal injury case from a Florida swimming pool accident?

If you or a loved one were injured in a Florida swimming pool accident due to someone else’s negligence or failure to comply with safety regulations, you might have a case. Consulting with a Florida personal injury attorney can provide clarity and help you to determine your next steps.

What should I do immediately after a swimming pool accident in Florida?

Following a Florida swimming pool accident, be sure to seek medical attention, report the incident to the property owner or manager, document the scene and your injuries, and contact a personal injury lawyer.

Are there specific laws in Florida regarding swimming pool safety?

Florida has regulations that require residential pool owners to implement at least one safety feature — such as a fence, cover, or alarm — to prevent accidents.

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