Drowning Accident Cases
Long Island Drowning Accident Lawyer
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
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!