Drowning Accidents – Who Is Liable?

Drowning accidents are horrific, scary, and emotionally scarring. The often occur in swimming pools, lakes, ponds, and other places to swim. If your loved one drowned as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can pursue justice by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. There may be several parties who are legally responsible for a drowning accident.

Who may be held liable for a drowning accident?

  • The property owner
  • The lifeguard
  • The boat operator or owner
  • Others responsible for the safety or well-being of the victim

Pool owners are responsible for make sure their property is reasonably safe for guests. If a pool is uncovered and a child falls in, or there are tripping hazards or other dangerous conditions that could cause a child or adult to drown, the property owner may be held liable in a civil lawsuit. Furthermore, for boating accidents involving drowning, the boat operator or owner may be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur. Lifeguards may also be liable for failing to follow safety protocols or emergency procedures to keep swimmers safe.

Compassionate Representation for Clients in Orange County

Drowning accidents may lead to brain damage and other long-term injuries or death. If your loved one died as a result of a drowning accident, our firm can help. We know you are going through an incredibly difficult time. That is why our Orange County personal injury lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation and handle the legal issues as you pursue justice from those responsible.

Contact us today to receive a free case evaluation.