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.
— Brent Russell
Caring Individuals, Unbridled Drive to Represent Our Interests, and Extraordinary Expertise are a handful of the terms I would use to share our perspective of this astonishing group of professionals. In our view, the success of our case depended upon a Team that were unafraid of a complex and convoluted situation leading to significant damages that had severely turned our lives upside down. To be successful, the Team that would have to heavily invest time and resources to dig through the nitty-gritty details with the very best medical personnel in order to assemble the basis for our case that was anything but simple. Strong leadership within the Team was essential, relentless pursuit of the facts, and non-stop caring for our Family from start to finish. Schackow and Mercadente, P.A. delivered success because of the strength and dedication of their Team. We are eternally grateful for their time, the expertise, and strength of "caring" they demonstrated without hesitation. Lynn, Jerry, and Brian Schackow worked together in a seamless manner to represent our interests and deliver a highly successful outcome. I know they were supported by a team that worked like Bulldogs behind the scenes to collect and document the information that led to our Team's success. We are eternally grateful to Schackow and Mercadante, P.A. for all they did to help put our lives back together. Our very best decision was our very first decision, hire Lynn at Schackow and Mercadente, P.A. Thank you for all you did on our behalf...we will always remember your being there in our time of need.