According to the Florida Department of Health, drowning is the leading cause of death for children under age 5 in Florida. While Floridians enjoy access to large natural bodies of water and spectacular ocean beaches, the majority of child drowning deaths occur in swimming pools—in fact, over two-thirds of Florida’s drowning deaths happen in swimming pools. The number of drowning deaths in Florida is so high that it more than doubles the national average. What makes these accidents so tragic is that most of them are preventable.
Drowning can happen wherever there is water. It can occur in a bathtub or a bucket just as easily as it can in a pool or lake. Children are often over confident in their swimming abilities and adults often think their children will be okay for just a few moments of unsupervised time in or near water. Unfortunately, it is during these unsuspecting moments that tragedies happen.
Not all drowning accidents end in death. Depending on how long a person is underwater and deprived of oxygen will determine the extent of his or her injuries. Drowning injuries can result in long-term disability from brain and neurological damage. These injuries not only change a person’s life forever, but often have huge financial consequences for individuals and families as medical bills and the costs of rehabilitation mount.
If your loved one’s drowning resulted in serious injury or death as a result of another person’s negligence, the law offices of Gonzalez can help. Both Gonzalez Munoz and Victor Moises Gonzalez are certified SCUBA instructors and have tremendous experience and knowledge of water recreation and water-related injuries. In addition to being a certified SCUBA instructor attorney Gonzalez Munoz also holds a 100-ton Masters Coastguard license, has been an ocean beach life guard, swimming instructor and CPR instructor. Our extensive knowledge of water safety and water-related injuries uniquely qualifies us to handle complex drowning lawsuits in Florida.
CALL 305-919-9797 TO SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR FLORIDA DROWNING ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS TODAY.
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