In the summertime, kids and parents love to hang out and cool off in the swimming pool or other bodies of water. Unfortunately, there are thousands of deaths due to drowning each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 4,000 drowning deaths annually, more than double that of non-fatal drownings. Children make up about a quarter of the fatalities, most of which happen in residential swimming pools.
Most drowning incidents are preventable, and you may be entitled to compensation if you have lost a child in this way. The two most common areas of law that pertain to drownings are premises liability and product liability.
Drowning incidents can happen anywhere there is standing water. However, the majority of them happen in swimming pools. In some cases, residence or business owners who have pools may be considered negligent and therefore liable for the drowning. Some examples include:
If your loved one has been injured or died due to the negligence of a swimming pool owner, you may be able to file a premises liability or wrongful death claim.
Some drowning cases are not caused by property owners’ negligence. Instead, product retailers, installers, or manufacturers may be liable due to defective pools or pool products. Cases of drowning that involve product liability may include:
If you have lost a child or another loved one in a drowning accident, you need to contact a law firm with attorneys experienced with drowning cases. At Ross Feller Casey, we have won many drowning lawsuits, securing seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements for grieving families. While financial recoveries cannot bring back loved ones, they can ease financial burdens and provide families with a sense of justice. Some of our notable cases include:
Contact Ross Feller Casey today for a free case evaluation. One of our attorneys will review your claim and help you determine how best to proceed. If we take your case, you don’t have to worry about upfront costs. We only get paid when there is a financial recovery in your case.
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