Diving & Drowning Accidents

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Legal Practice Area Description

Open bodies of water have always had a strong attraction for people of any age group from toddlers to the elderly. Florida offers the opportunity for all types of water activities with its many marinas, parks, clubs, beaches, and commercially owned or private pools. Along with the different forms of aquatic recreation comes the risk of severe injury or drowning. Many thousands of individuals out to enjoy the water, end up in a hospital each year with various injuries. Even the experienced swimmer or diver can be severely injured when safety regulations are violated. If you or your child has been seriously injured a Miami injury attorney who is experienced in handling a wide variety of water related injury cases.

Potential Injuries Victims Suffer

Boating and riding personal water craft in the hands of a careless or inexperienced operator can result in collisions with docks, objects under water, other water craft, swimmers and divers and other types of accidents which can throw passengers into the water or capsize the craft. These accidents can result in:

  • Lacerations
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Lung injuries
  • Neurological damage (brain injury)
  • And other severe injuries

Where and Why Accidents Occur

Pools and spas are a common site for water related injuries. Improperly constructed pools, diving boards, and spas can present serious dangers to both children and adults. Diving into pools which are not properly marked as to water depth may cause catastrophic injuries to aggressive or daring divers. Public and private swimming pools and spas must meet certain standards. Pool design and construction defects along with a lack of adequate safety measure and maintenance are responsible for a number of severe injuries each year. A drowning accident lawyer at our firm has the skill and experience to represent anyone injured in the Broward County and Miami-Dade County areas as a result of such conditions as:

  • Failure to secure pool access with adequate fencing and gates
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Lack of life guards
  • Broken or missing safety covers
  • Pool design and construction defects
  • Inadequate warnings
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Inadequate safety equipment
  • Other dangerous conditions

The medical expenses after a water related accident average several thousand dollars. Depending upon the severity of your or your loved one’s injuries your costs may be lower or significantly higher. You may have questions concerning who is responsible for the accident and even what caused the accident. You may be owed compensation for your losses. Talking with a knowledgeable Miami-Dade personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Maria L Rubio about the accident and the damages you could recover could give you the answers and peace of mind you need.

Maria L. Rubio Law Firm in Miami

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The victim of an accident caused by the negligent act of another person has the legal right to pursue financial compensation in a civil court. By detailing the injury, the circumstances and the ensuing struggles related to recovery, it is possible to recuperate any lost funds and receive additional compensation for future costs as well.

The Law Offices of Maria Rubio have a strong background in health and medicine, and understand many cases both from a medical and legal perspective. With a specialty in personal injury law, our firm focuses on the important details that make up a strong case. We will work hard to build a solid and compelling argument in our pursuit of a fair settlement or a judgment for financial compensation to cover any costs associated with the injury.

Contact a Miami personal injury lawyer if you have been the victim of an accident caused by another's negligence, and would like to discuss your options.