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Jacksonville Lack of Pool Supervision Lawyer

Due to Florida’s long, hot summers, you can find a backyard or community swimming pool in almost any neighborhood across the state. While this is good for capable swimmers who need to cool off, it can be very dangerous for inexperienced swimmers and small children. Tragically, children under the age of 14 make up over 25% of drowning victims in the US.

At the offices of Jacksonville swimming pool injury attorney Don Guthrie, we are dedicated to helping victims of drowning or near-drowning accidents and their families. To learn how we may be able to help you, contact our offices at 904-296-1088.

Preventable Tragedies

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has published alarming facts about submersion injuries and small children. Some examples include:

  • In 2005, drowning was responsible for 30% of fatalities of children under 4.
  • Most of these accidents occurred in home swimming pools.
  • Most children who drowned in home swimming pools were out of sight for less than 5 minutes.

Of course, parents and caretakers cannot keep an eye on children every moment. Tragedies can happen in an instant, and they cannot always be blamed on someone. There are cases, however, when a grievous injury could have been avoided with a responsible level of supervision.

When this happens, a family’s grief can be compounded by feelings of anger or betrayal. Their lives can also be seriously disrupted by expenses related to medical bills or missed work. Whether the negligent party who caused their child’s injury is a professional, such as a lifeguard, or an acquaintance, he or she can be held responsible for these expenses.

Contact a Jacksonville Lack of Supervision Lawyer

For more information about Florida civil law and preventable swimming pool accidents, contact Jacksonville lack of pool supervision lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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