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Drowning and other unintentional injuries kill thousands of Americans every year, often taking a heavy emotional and financial toll on those surviving family members. If you have had a traumatic near-drowning experience or lost someone you love in a drowning accident, you must secure legal representation right away by calling our New Jersey drowning accident attorneys. Our firm can help you sort through the challenging legal aspects of your case and provide you with the effective advocacy and peace of mind you need during this difficult time.
Call (201) 870-1909 today to speak with a New Jersey drowning accident lawyer.
Establishing Liability for Drowning Accidents
You may have a viable case if your near-drowning or drowning incident occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence or failure to fulfill a necessary duty.
For example, you may have a case for personal injury or wrongful death if your drowning accident occurred for any of the following reasons:
- The lifeguard on duty was distracted, improperly trained, or not present
- The swimming pool or property owner failed to uphold reasonable safety standards.
- A swimming instructor failed to provide appropriate supervision.
- Safety devices such as fencing, doors, pool covers or locks were defective.
- Insufficient or inaccurate warnings and signs were posted, or no signs were posted at all.
- There was a failure to properly secure, cover, or drain pools while closed to swimmers.
Drowning can lead to death, which comes with large funeral costs and a heavy burden on those left behind. Even if drowning accidents do not result in death, survivors can experience serious brain injuries as a result of oxygen deprivation. This can lead to permanent disability and other costly medical issues, causing unfair financial hardship for family members and loved ones.
Having a New Jersey drowning accident lawyer on your side is invaluable when it comes to making up for drowning-related deaths, injuries, and financial losses.
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Drowning Accident?
Yes. Having an experienced attorney on your side is essential when determining who is at fault for your drowning accident. Regardless of whether you are certain of who is responsible in your case, get in touch with one of our New Jersey drowning accident attorneys immediately. We are experienced investigators, prepared to bring clarity and factual support to your personal injury or wrongful death claim.
At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we understand the trauma and heartbreak you are experiencing, and we are here to help, ready to be your legal representatives, and build a strong case on your behalf.