With personal injury attorneys licensed in South Carolina and Florida, we are all too familiar with the dangers of the water, especially to children. In fact, drowning was one of the top five causes of injury deaths among children in South Carolina. See 2010 South Carolina Injury County Profile. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida has one of the highest rates of swimming pool drowning deaths in the United States. The CDC has also confirmed that drowning is the leading cause of death for young children and the fifth leading causes of accidental deaths for individuals of all ages. These statistics show that joyous and fun amenities on the eastern seaboard like the Atlantic Ocean, swimming pools, lakes, rivers and water parks can and often do turn tragic. These accidents may occur at amusement parks, private or public swimming pools and hotels. Some of the main and preventable causes are improper maintenance, deficient fencing and negligent supervision of the lifeguard.
Losing a child or a loved one to a drowning is an undeniably difficult situation. No amount of money will ever bring your loved one back. However, pursuing a wrongful death suit may be the only reasonable alternative to get reimbursement for your financial losses and hold the responsible parties accountable. Holding the negligent parties financially responsible is sometimes the best way to prevent any similar negligent acts and protect other innocent lives. This is what we strive to do at The Mace Firm. Our personal injury law firm has knowledgeable and compassionate personal injury lawyers in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia that can assist you with your case. The consultation is free and confidential and there are no obligations. If your loved one was involved in an accidental drowning, contact one of our injury attorneys at 1-800-948-7425. We are here to help.