Miami Pool and Drowning Accidents Lawyer: Sean M. Cleary

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a swimming pool or has drowned, we can seek compensation on their behalf.

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Over 1K children die each year in pool accidents in Florida alone, making drowning the leading cause of death among young children in the state. Drowning is also a significant cause of fatality for the elderly. Each year, there are approximately ten deaths per day in the United States from fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related), an average of over 3K fatalities per year. For children ages 1-4 (particularly African American and Hispanic children), fatal drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death after birth defects. Drowning causes more deaths in children ages 1-14 than anything else except motor vehicle crashes.


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What Is Swimming Pool Poisoning? »

Swimming pool poisoning is an intoxication that occurs due to the chemicals used to clean pools such as chlorine. Chlorine-based pool cleaners can cause intoxication when swallowed, touched, or inhaled. The most common symptoms of swimming pool intoxication are skin burns and irritations or throat and eye irritation.

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What Should I Consider Before Filing a Swimming Pool Injury Legal Claim? »

Before filing a swimming pool injury claim, make sure you have correctly identified the owner of the swimming pool and the person responsible for pool safety. Another thing that is helpful for filing an injury claim is documenting the place where you were injured by taking photos. It is advisable also to find out if the owner is in full compliance with the laws concerning swimming pools.

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents? »

The most common causes of swimming pool accidents are inadequate supervision, the absence of lifeguards even when required by law, slippery decks, improperly marked swimming pool depth, defective equipment, alcohol intoxication, and dehydration. It is important to keep in mind that pool safety is everyone's responsibility and by behaving appropriately, we contribute to making pools safer places.

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What Compensation Can I Receive for a Swimming Pool Injury in Florida? »

The compensation that you can receive for a swimming pool injury should cover for any lost wages, medical bills, severe mental or physical impairment, pain and suffering, and loss of earning potential. There are no caps on the damages received for swimming poll injuries, as Florida law caps only punitive damages.

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