Miami Drownings Lawyers
Advocating for Victims of Near-Drowning and Drowning Deaths
Drowning incidents are tragically common in Florida and often result of negligence of a business, hotel, apartment complex, or property owner. Even if you or your loved one survive a near-drowning event, the consequences can impact your everyday life for years to come. If you have been seriously harmed by a near-drowning or lost a family member to drowning, our team is here to stand up and fight for your rights when negligence was involved.
Our Miami drowning attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen understand the emotional pain, incredible loss, and often devastating economic impact these events can cause, and with over 200 years of combined experience, we will advocate for your needs at every step of the legal process.
Reach out to Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen for a free case analysis at (866) 629-1061 or arrange for one through our online request form.
When Are Drownings Caused by Negligence?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that between 2005 and 2014, there were 3,536 unintentional drownings that ended in death, and that over 50% of drowning victims need hospitalization after admittance to the emergency room. Young children make up a disproportionate amount of the drowning totals, due to their lack of experience and coordination in deeper water. Of course, not all of these drowning injuries and deaths are caused by negligence – but when they are, the victims may be able to seek compensation for their losses.
Some of the most common forms of negligence linked to swimming and pool accidents:
- Failing to supervise children at a swimming pool or beach
- Faulty pool fence latches or enclosures
- Lack of safety equipment at a pool or on a boat
- Failing to call 911 and/or a lifeguard in enough time to help a drowning victim
- Failing to check for poor weather conditions (for boating activities, scuba diving, etc.)
- Improperly maintained swimming and scuba diving equipment
- Inadequately trained supervisors
Depending on the cause of your near-drowning (or the drowning death of a loved one), there could be many different parties responsible to pay damages. In one past case, our attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen represented the parents of twin toddlers who drowned in a Deerfield Beach apartment complex pool. Several residents reported that the pool gate did not fully close all the way and the complex failed to adequately address the problems. As a direct result these two innocent children were able to access the pool unsupervised and ultimately drowned.
Skilled and Experienced Litigation Lawyers
Coming to terms with the loss of a loved one or having to care for a loved one with disabilities related to a near-drowning experience, can be difficult for anyone. That’s why it’s important to hire the right attorney from the start; someone who will listen to your wishes and fight tirelessly for your rights.
At our Miami drowning injury firm, we’ve represented clients, loved ones, and families affected by near-drowning injuries and drowning deaths for decades. As a litigation law firm based in Florida – which leads the nation for unintentional drowning deaths in some age groups – you gain from our experience no matter where you live across the United States.
Since 1988, our trial law firm has an unrivaled record of favorable verdicts and multi-million dollar settlements. When our personal injury attorneys obtain justice, they also help to ensure that others are not harmed in the same way in the future.
If someone you know is a drowning victim, contact us for a free consultation on your case, or call (866) 629-1061.
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.