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Drowning Accidents

In Florida, because of our proximity to lakes, river, beaches and an abundance of swimming pools, drowning accidents are particularly common. A drowning accident can turn a beautiful family outing into a tragic day. Drowning accidents are often argued as a premises liability action when the accident happens in a swimming pool. Oftentimes, drowning is caused by a defect that a pool owner had a duty to correct or warn the swimmers about. When the accident occurs in lakes, rivers or other natural bodies of water, then negligent supervision or just general negligence is usually argued.

Drowning accidents are extremely dangerous and often prove serious injuries or result in fatality. In drowning incidents, lack of oxygen can cause brain damage in a matter of minutes. Brain damage can leave an individual in a permanent vegetative state or with other serious physical impairments that can last a lifetime.

Children are especially susceptible to drowning if they are not properly supervised. According to the Florida Department of Health Division of Health Access and Injury Prevention, Florida, with 1,729.00 deaths, had the 3rd highest overall unintentional drowning death rate in the United States in the 5 years between 1999 and 2004. During that time, Florida also had the highest unintentional drowning death rate of toddlers aged 1-4 in the United States. Sadly, unintentional drowning is the leading cause of death of 1-4 year olds in Florida every year. Mr. Izquierdo has successfully fought for the rights of parents that were left bereft because of the negligent supervision of others.

Dealing with the aftermath of a drowning accident is difficult; especially when the accident results in death or catastrophic permanent injuries. As the victim, or personal representative of the estate of the victim, it is crucial that you obtain the skilled assistance of attorney Izquierdo to be properly compensated. At The Izquierdo Law Firm, we will work closely with doctors, nurses and hospital to determine the extent of the injuries sustained. We will also work closely with experts to project how the injuries sustained will impair the victim’s future. Although nothing can compensate a person for the grief that comes from losing a loved one, Mr. Izquierdo will always try to get a judgment that adequately compensates you for the loss of a loved one’s financial support.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a drowning accident and to arrange a free initial consultation to further discuss how we can help you through this difficult time, please contact Miami Personal Injury Lawyer / Hialeah Car Accident Lawyer Alexis Izquierdo at our Florida office today at (305) 985-7800. Se Habla Español / Spanish language services available.

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