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Most drowning accidents occur during the summer months and involve young children. A child's drowning can devastate a family, especially if the accident was the result of another person's negligence.

Drowning accidents frequently occur in places such as:

  • A neighbor's swimming pool
  • Recreational center pools
  • Hotel pools
  • Apartment complex pools

Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure a pool on their premises is fenced, properly maintained and safe to use. When the owner of the pool fails to follow the legal guidelines to keep the pool and surrounding area safe, he or she may be held responsible under premises liability law. Near-drowning can result in serious injuries such as:

Many drowning accidents occur when a pool isn't properly fenced or gated, the gate lock is left open, the lock or latch doesn't work properly, the ladder leading out of the pool is in the wrong position and cannot be accessed, or there was a lack of supervision.

Drowning accidents have also occurred due to the entrapment of a person's hair, limb or body in the pool's drain. It is also possible for drowning accidents to be due to unsafe premises around the swimming pool, such as uneven tiles which cause someone to fall into the pool. When a person drowns as the result of a boating accident, the investigation becomes more complex and you will need a knowledgeable attorney on your side. If a loved one was in a fatal or serious drowning accident that was the result of another person or entity's negligence, contact The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. to find out if a claim can be filed under wrongful death and personal injury compensation laws.

How Our Long Island Attorney Can Help

If we represent you, we will conduct an extensive investigation to determine the cause of a drowning accident. We are committed to aggressively pursuing damages if the incident was the result of another individual's negligence. We have more than four decades of experience representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, and can provide you with valuable legal advice and caring assistance when pursuing a claim.

Our legal team guides our clients through each part of the claims process to minimize frustration and anxiety. A Long Island personal injury lawyer from our firm may be able to provide legal representation if you or a loved one were injured in a drowning accident. Contact us today for the legal guidance you can rely upon!

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