Swimming in pools is a way of life for Floridians. Tragically, because of inadequate supervision or structural defects with pools, more children under the age of five drown in Florida than in any other state in the U.S. The experienced swimming pool accident and drowning attorneys at Whittel & Melton have obtained favorable outcomes for adults and children seriously injured or killed by outdated or malfunctioning pool drain covers and other pool equipment, as well as drowning deaths.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a pool accident?

We are here to help.

Let us put our experience to work for you. We stand ready to defend all cases against landlords, property owners, condo and homeowner’s associations, caregivers and babysitters, and even builders and contractors.

At a free consultation, our Tampa Bay pool accident attorneys will discuss the facts of your case and help you determine whether someone else’s negligence is the cause of you or your family member’s injuries. Then, we will give you your options under the law.

Once retained, our attorneys will conduct an extensive investigation, including a determination of when the swimming pool was built. New residential pools, hot tubs and spas built after 2000 must have a barrier surrounding the entire pool at least four feet high, an approved pool cover, self-­‐closing and self-­‐locking devices at all entrances and alarms on every door and window in a home with direct access to a pool. We will determine whether the homeowner, condo association or other pool owner had these safeguards in place.

Call us at (866) 608-­5529 for a FREE consultation about your pool accident

We are always prepared to go to trial for you

First and foremost, we are Florida trial attorneys. And, while we seek a fair settlement in every case we handle, we build every case with an eye toward trial. In order to press our opponents, we aggressively build cases from the very beginning, which enables us to get better results for our clients.

Our attorneys do not get compensated unless you recover

Our representation does not cost our clients anything unless they are compensated for their injuries. If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a swimming pool accident we are only a phone call away. We proudly represent clients throughout Tampa Bay, including: Carrollwood, Brandon, Plant City, Temple Terrace, Lutz , Ruskin, Valrico, Apollo Beach, Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Tierra Verde, Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, Pinellas Park, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Feather Sound, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Sarasota, Venice and Longboat Key.

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