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
  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Personal Injury Miami-Dade College Parking Garage Collapse
  • Bal Harbour Residential Building Collapse Confidential Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

    A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

    In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.

  • 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 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.

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