Drowning And Other Swimming Pool Accidents
Most Floridians enjoy swimming pools to escape the searing heat but, unfortunately, swimming pool accidents are a regular occurrence in areas like Naples and Fort Myers. According to the Center for Disease Control, more children under the age of 5 in the state of Florida drown than in any other state.
As the founder of The Caldarone Law Group, P.A., in Naples, I have seen adults and children seriously injured or killed by outdated or malfunctioning pool drain covers and other pool equipment. I am a personal injury attorney who stands ready to help you determine whether someone else’s negligence, carelessness or recklessness caused you or a loved one’s injuries or death. My firm has handled cases against landlords, property owners, condominium and homeowners associations, caregivers, babysitters, and builders and contractors.
When evaluating a swimming pool accident case, I investigate when the swimming pool was built, because newer pools are required by law to have certain safeguards in place. In 2000, the Florida Legislature passed a law called the Ibern/McKenzie Merriam Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act, which requires new residential pools, hot tubs and spas to have the following:
- A barrier surrounding the entire pool four feet tall or higher
- An approved pool cover
- Entrances that have self-closing and self-locking devices
- Alarms on every door and window in a home with direct access to a pool
I Am An Attorney Who Is Ready And Able To Assist
I handle personal injury and accident claims involving swimming pools throughout the Naples and Fort Myers region. Regardless of your unique situation, consulting with me, attorney Justin Caldarone, can only benefit you.
The initial case evaluation costs you nothing, and I work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay me anything unless I settle the case or win a verdict at trial.