Southern California’s generally great year-round weather allows many people to enjoy recreational water activities, including swimming and boating. Many people in Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley have swimming pools in their backyards or frequently take their children to local water parks and beaches. Unfortunately, this also means that there are far too many drownings and near-drownings each year.
If your loved one was involved in a drowning or near-drowning accident that resulted in death or serious cognitive injury, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages. Our Glendale drowning accident attorneys at Aghabegian & Associates, PC can help you understand your legal rights, determine if negligence played a role in the accident, and work to hold the accountable party liable.
Reach out to our team today to discuss your situation with a compassionate and experienced attorney. Call (818) 350-8870 for a free consultation.
Negligence in Drowning Accident Cases
As in most personal injury and wrongful death cases, those seeking compensation for damages in drowning accident cases must establish liability. In most cases, this is done by proving that another party—whether it was a person, company, or some other entity—acted negligently. “Negligence,” in this instance, can include any careless, reckless, or wrongful act.
Some examples of negligence in drowning accident cases include:
- Lack of proper warning/safety signage
- Failure to erect a security fence around a swimming pool
- Intoxication leading to a watercraft collision
- Inadequate/negligent lifeguards
- Use of unsafe cleaning products/chemicals
- Failure to have proper safety gear, such as lifejackets, on board watercraft
- Unsafe and/or slippery surfaces near pools
- Inadequate barriers at public pools/waterparks
At Aghabegian & Associates, PC, we represent individuals who have lost loved ones in accidents at private and public swimming pools, lakes, beaches, waterparks, and other water-based recreational areas. We also represent victims of near-drowning accidents who have suffered debilitating traumatic brain injuries. We understand the immense emotional, physical, and financial impact these injuries and accidents have on victims and their families. Because of this, our team offers compassionate and personalized legal guidance for each and every client.
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If you believe that someone else is at fault for your loved one’s drowning accident, reach out to our firm as soon as possible for a free consultation. Even if you are unsure whether or not negligence played a role in the accident, our Glendale drowning accident attorneys can help you understand your rights and legal options. We have been fighting for the rights of injured clients in Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley since 1998 and have successfully recovered over $100 million. Let our dedicated and aggressive attorneys fight for you and the justice your family is owed.
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