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Drowning & Near-Drowning Cases

The Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. has extensive experience in successfully handling drowning and near- drowning cases. The firm has obtained successful recoveries in cases involving drowning deaths and severe injuries against hotels and other public venues (bars) involving swimming pools and water related activities.

Because of the high number of swimming pools and natural bodies of water in Florida and their potential exposure for danger and accidental drownings, there are State Ordinances and Regulations which apply to the ownership and maintenance of private and public swimming pools which require mandatory compliance so as to minimize the dangers inherent in swimming pools and other such water-related activities. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria have developed a strong working knowledge of these applicable regulations and codes when dealing with swim related injuries or deaths.

The firm of Diana Santa Maria strongly advocates for implementation and adherence to appropriate safety measures during water and swim related activities or events, whether leisure, or competitive in nature. Due to the natural inherent risks posed by water, drowning prevention through appropriate safety planning and emergency rescue protocols, have been established in Florida as well as in most states. The Law Firm Of Diana Santa Maria stands ready to protect your rights or that of a loved one due to drowning or near -drowning incidents caused by another's negligence.

The law firm of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. is presently litigating against organizers of triathlon events, such as Ironman and USA Triathlon for swim related deaths suffered by competitors. The lawsuits allege the organizers' failure to safely organize the swim portion of their competitions to ensure that the athletes' safety is appropriately safeguarded. Due to the inherent risks posed by water, particularly in a competitive environment, the presence of life rescue personnel and advanced life support medical equipment including defibrillators are critical tools which must be provided in the event of swim-related distress.

If you or a loved one has experienced injury or suffered a loss due to a swim related drowning or near drowning event caused by the lack of due care or negligence of another, the Law Firm of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. will fully investigate your case and help to secure full compensation for your loss.

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I'm so grateful to your staff for assisting me with obtaining medical care from my injuries. Words cannot express my appreciation for aiding me with my case. The staff is very efficient, people oriented and caring. Continue to not only provide legal assistance, but the love that makes and impact on the lives of your clients. B.B. (Premises Liability)
Our experience with the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. was excellent. Her staff is kind and professional. Attorney Diana Santa Maria is an outstanding human being and a true professional. I would recommend them 100%. R.P. (Premises Liability)
I am extremely satisfied with the legal services provided by this law firm. I feel grateful to the staff and to Diana Santa Maria in particular. I would definitely recommend Diana Santa Maria for legal representation in any accident matter. E.M. (Auto Accident)
Overall great experience, totally professional and would not hesitate to recommend! Helpful on every level of this case-from day #1 and throughout! I would not hesitate to recommend Diana to anyone in need of superb legal services! They were extremely helpful and kind during a stressful time. The office is beautiful, the paralegal team and staff are totally knowledgeable and professional. A.T. (Auto Accident)
My personal experience with the office of Diana Santa Maria has been one of mutual respect and excellent personal service... their integrity, personal care and efficiency handling my case. The availability of Ms. Santa Maria when required or requested and the attention to my case always included a personal touch. C.R. (Auto Accident)