When Accidental Drowning Occurs
August 21, 2013
In Florida we are surrounded by water whether it be ocean, lake or pool. As enjoyable as they can be for most of us, pools and natural bodies of water present dangerous opportunities. Unfortunately, drowning accidents occur with regularity. Our experienced attorneys at the Palm Beach, Domnick Cunningham & Whalen are ready and able to represent you in your time of need.
Drowning often results in catastrophic injuries including loss of life. When a person becomes submerged in water, the brain is deprived of vital oxygen. This is referred to as a drowning accident, which can often be fatal. In those instances where the victims survive, serious and permanent brain damage often result. The longer the individual is submerged in water and deprived of oxygen, the more severe the brain damage will be. Brain damage from oxygen deprivation can cause the victim to fall into a coma or a vegetative state, and is often irreversible.
Though often referred to as “accidental” drownings, many times aggressive investigation and legal analysis reveals that a person, entity, company or association is responsible for creating a dangerous condition which resulted in the drowning. Many cases of accidental drowning could have been prevented by providing adequate supervision, using pool and hot tub covers, installing fencing, keeping gates and doors closed, or posting appropriate warning signs. The absence of any of these safety measures presents the opportunity for a dangerous condition which can result in a drowning.
Representing clients who have lost loved ones to accidental drowning requires a team of aggressive investigators and lawyers all devoting their maximum effort to their clients. At Domnick Cunningham & Whalen our attorneys work together with a team of investigators and support staff to investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.
Please call us if you need a Florida personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who has lost a loved one or suffered a severe injury due to accidental drowning. We can be reached at 1-800-681-8882, or visit our website at www.dcwlaw.com.