Pool & Water Accidents

Pool & Water Accident Attorneys in Gainesville, FL

Did an Enjoyable Day by the Pool or Lake Suddenly Turn into a Nightmare?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 1,000 children die annually because of swimming pool and water accidents. A majority of pool injuries and deaths happen because a swimming pool was poorly designed, not properly secured, inadequately equipped, or had unprotected dangers, such as water slides, diving boards, or drains. In Florida, pool owners and facility managers are always responsible for the well-being of others, and simply putting up a sign that says "Swim at Your Own Risk" may not be considered a sufficient safety measure.

At Schackow & Mercadante, our law firm represents victims of aquatic accidents in cases involving:

  • Residential, hotel, or public pools
  • Dangerous drains or pool filters
  • No lifeguards or safety equipment
  • Unmarked dangers or hazards
  • Diving board accidents
  • Horseplay or accidental injury

Drowning Deaths & Accidents

Accidents in and around the water bring unique risks, both of personal injury and wrongful death. In a few seconds, a memorable outing can suddenly become a tragedy. A person injured in an accident may be entitled to seek recovery for damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, determining liability in a pool drowning or water-related accident can involve complex evidentiary issues, extensive legal discovery, witness interviews, and accident reconstruction. 

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