The end of August in South Miami-Dade is a time when the heat of the summer draws people into the water, whether that is the ocean, rivers, canals, lakes, water parks, or backyard pools. Many times, family and friends will use this time as a reason to get together and enjoy water activities, games, food, and conversation before school resumes.. It would seem like it is impossible for a child to drown while surrounded by so many people. Tragically, this is what happened to a two-year old toddler several weeks ago.
If you have been injured in a near-drowning accident or a loved one has been killed, it is important to contact the skilled Miami drowning accident attorneys of Greenberg, Stone, & Urbano, P.A. as soon as possible. The investigation into a drowning accident should happen as close to the time of the tragedy as possible because the location and surrounding environment may be altered. Our attorneys are here to get you the compensation and justice that you deserve.
According to 7 News, the death of a little girl occurred with people surrounding her. There were some on the pool and others playing volleyball. This is a terrible reminder of how quickly a child can drown. Situations like this also are why Florida is ranked number one out of the fifty states in child drownings for children ages one to four years of age.
A drowning victim may lose consciousness in under a minute. Irreparable brain damage can occur shortly thereafter, even if the victim is pulled from the water and resuscitated. These victims likely will spend the remainder of their lives requiring medical treatment, special accommodations, and adaptive technologies.