Miami Drowning Accident Lawyer
If you lost your child to a drowning accident, or your loved one was injured in a near-death drowning incident, which can include severe brain damage, the negligent party can be held responsible. You have the option of pursuing compensation on their behalf, which can go towards paying medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and much more. Our Miami drowning accident lawyers understand that there is no “right” time to pursue justice in the aftermath of a tragic drowning. The trauma and grief that you and your family are going through is immeasurable, and no amount of compensation will ever make up for your loss. By filing a wrongful death or personal injury claim, our hope is to ease the financial burden that your family is now facing. The Miami drowning accident lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law can help guide you through this process.
Child Drowning Accidents
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death among young children. Even if a toddler or small child knows how to swim, they are still at risk of drowning if they do not have appropriate and responsible adult supervision at swimming pools, beaches, water parks, and other water areas. If your child drowned under the supervision of another party, you may be able to hold that person liable for your child’s tragic death or drowning injury.
Miami Swimming Pool Drownings
Private homes, HOAs, and apartment complexes with swimming pools on the premises drastically increase the risk of accidental death. Nearly three quarters of child drownings occur on private properties such as these. Florida has strict laws regarding swimming pool access, self-closing/latching gates, and fence heights. Yet, many residencies forgo these state-mandated regulations that are known to save lives and prevent drownings. Property owners—whether they are a private home owner or public pool—can be held accountable in drowning deaths and injuries if they violate these rules.
Miami Boat Drowning Accidents
Boat owners and operators can be held liable if they cause a drowning death of an occupant within their vessel, or cause the death of another water user. Examples can include crashing the vessel, overturning the vessel, ejecting an occupant, failing to provide occupants with life jackets, creating a dangerous wake, and hitting or running over swimmers or paddleboarders. Like traffic accidents, the primary causes of a boat drowning accidents involve distraction, speeding, alcohol, and/or operator inexperience. None of these are an excuse for careless or reckless power boat or jet-ski operation.
Call a Miami Drowning Accident Lawyer Today
Whether your loved one lost their life, or they survived the drowning accident but suffered injuries as a result, we are here for you. The Miami drowning accident lawyers at Spencer Morgan Law have experience and compassion, and are prepared to do what it takes to hold the negligent party fully accountable for your economic and non-economic damages. While financial compensation does not in any way erase what has happened, it can provide a more stable financial future for you and your loved ones in the aftermath of this traumatic and devastating experience. Call us today at 305-423-3800 to schedule a free consultation today.