Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys In Gainesville, FL
Did an enjoyable day by the pool or lake suddenly turn into a nightmare?
If so, you should seek the advice of legal counsel without delay. 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. Sadly, when a child is drowning, it is usually a silent tragedy with no distress warnings or cry for help. 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 to be a sufficient safety measure.
At Schackow & Mercadante, our law firm represents victims of aquatic accidents for personal injury, strict product liability, premises liability and wrongful death 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 in Central Florida
Accidents in and around the water bring unique risks, both of personal injury and wrongful death. In a few seconds a memorable waterside 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. If you or a child received personal injuries, call us toll free at 1-877-798-7700 or use our website's convenient 24/7 Contact Us form for a prompt response.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.
The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.
My wife was rear ended while standing still in traffic and sustained serious injury to her neck. The other party's insurance company tried to take her to the cleaners in so many ways, (disgusting). But Lynn Shackow and her dad were able to get us a reasonable settlement after much haggling back and forth with the other party's insurance company. We thank God for them, they were of great help to us. As far as our overall experience with auto insurance companies, let's just say, everything negative you've ever heard about them is probably true. We hope to never have to deal with them again, but if we do we will definitely have Shackow & Mercadante, P.A. on our side to fight for us.
— Walter R. Turner