Drowning and Near Drowning Accidents
Adults and children may be the victims of fatal drowning accidents. These incidents may occur at swimming pools or on any waterways, including in lakes, rivers or the ocean. If you lost a loved one or someone you know was seriously injured due to a drowning or near drowning accident, make sure you take legal action with the help of an experienced Oklahoma City personal injury attorney. Our firm handles
personal injury and
wrongful death claims that involve drowning accidents.
When another person is negligent or intentionally causes you harm, you may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. These cases are taken to civil court, where the defendant (the responsible party) is held accountable for financial damages. For a drowning accident claim, a victim or his or her family may be able to recover money for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, emotional trauma, pain and suffering and possibly more.
Liability in a Drowning Accident Claim
Determining liability, legal responsibility, in a drowning accident claim can be difficult, but with a thorough investigation our team will work to uncover exactly what occurred and who should be held accountable. It may be a case of negligent supervision, where a teacher, lifeguard or daycare personnel failed to properly watch children playing in the water. It may be a case involving a defective product, such as electrocution due to faulty wiring or a swimmer who gets caught in the drainage system. Drowning accidents may also result from a public or private property that does not have proper fencing around a pool to protect children from swimming without supervision or falling in.