A 3-year-old boy drowned in a pool Saturday afternoon in Tarpon Springs.
According to Tarpon Springs police, the drowning happened at a home on Stone Creek Drive.
Authorities believe the incident was accidental.
The case remains under investigation.
Swimming pools can bring lots of fun, but they can also be the source of drowning and near-drowning deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the following statistics:
- Ten people die every day across the U.S. in drowning accidents, including two children under the age of 14.
- For every child that dies in a drowning accident, another five children require emergency department care for non-fatal drowning-related injuries.
- More than half of all drowning victims treated in emergency rooms need hospitalization or specialized care for brain damage.
When a drowning accident occurred in a private backyard pool, many victims and/or their families are hesitant about taking legal action. This is usually because the pool owner is a friend or neighbor. Our Tampa Bay Swimming Pool and Drowning Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton want you to know that a person’s homeowner’s insurance, and not their personal assets, typically provides the financial compensation in a drowning accident lawsuit. We are prepared to pursue the compensation that you and your family need and deserve. You will never pay any fees whatsoever unless we secure a financial award for you.
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