Drowning Accidents

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Boca Raton Drowning Lawyers

Take Action After a Near-Drowning Accident or Drowning Death

With sunshine and beautiful temperatures all year long, drowning and near-drowning accidents are very common in Boca Raton and surrounding communities in Florida. Even if you or a loved one manages to survive a near-drowning accident, the impact can be felt years down the line. It is very common for these accidents to result in brain damage, which may then lead to memory problems, learning disabilities, or paralysis, among other life-changing conditions.

At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our Boca Raton drowning attorneys fully understand how devastating a drowning or near-drowning accident can be. No matter whether you have found yourself severely injured, caring for a severely injured loved one, or coping with the loss of a loved one, we will work to uncover the truth and recover your compensation. Legal action may also result in tangible change to the site of the accident, therefore preventing history from repeating itself.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation with a Boca Raton drowning attorney, contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online today.

How Negligence Can Lead to a Drowning Accident

Most swimming and pool accidents are preventable and can be traced back to negligence.

The most common negligent causes of drowning and near-drowning include the following:

  • Faulty or inadequate pool fence/gate latches or enclosures
  • Failure to supervise children near water
  • Failure to call 911 to help a drowning victim
  • Failure to check for poor weather conditions, such as for boating activities
  • Chartering out a boat or other watercraft in poor maintenance
  • Lack of safety equipment on a watercraft
  • Lack of supervision by a lifeguard, such as at the beach or pool
  • Inadequately trained lifeguards, supervisors, etc.

There are many different parties that may be held accountable for a drowning or near-drowning accident; it depends on the specifics of your case. A charter company, hotel, resort, apartment or condo association, or landlord are among those who may be liable. Since we practice in a wide range of personal injury areas, our trial lawyers can handle all types of premises liability claims.

For instance, we have won justice and compensation for the family of two toddlers who drowned in an apartment complex pool with a defective pool gate. The apartment’s failure to repair the broken pool gate ultimately resulted in the toddlers’ deaths by drowning, as they were able to wander into the pool without supervision. This is merely one of our case results pertaining to drowning deaths.

Seasoned, Compassionate Trial Lawyers

Founded in 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen’s legal team is dedicated to winning you the compensation you deserve. We are emboldened by our passion for justice, and we have a team of investigators, paralegals, and support staff who back up our attorneys in their fight for your rights. When the worst happens to you or your loved ones, we are here to help.

Call (866) 629-1061 to find out more about your rights in a free case review with a Boca Raton drowning lawyer. We accept cases nationwide.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

  • Hotel & Resort Liability Eight-Figure Settlement in Premises Liability Case

    A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to the property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic.

  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Judgment on Behalf of Miami Doctor $1,750,000

    A $1.75 million vehicle collision judgment in Volusia County on behalf of a Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict Against Vision Air $5,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict in Nevada federal court against Vision Airlines to recover unpaid hazard pay on behalf of the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s Air Bridge into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Jury Verdict for Palm Beach County Residents $19,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict on behalf of residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, whose citrus trees were cut down by the state as part of its program directed toward the elimination of citrus canker.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

A Legacy of Favorable Results We'll Fight to Get Your Family the Best Possible Outcome

A Legacy of Getting Justice

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