Drowning accidents are among the most emotional cases that we deal with at the Law Firm of Garcia & Ochoa. Because these cases often involve serious injury and sometimes death, we place a premium on obtaining full compensation for drowning accidents. If your child or loved one was seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, please contact our office today.
Compensation for Drowning Accidents | Liability
When it comes to drowning accidents, there are several parties that can be held accountable. Depending on where the accident/injury took place, the owner of the premises could be liable for the incident. For example, the owner of the pool or establishment, the people who constructed the pool, or the people who were in charge of maintenance of the pool could all be responsible. It just depends on how the drowning occurred and what happened.
Compensation for Drowning Accidents | Steps to Take
After a drowning accident, it’s very important that the following steps are taken quickly. First, you need to make sure that the drowning was reported to the local government agency. This typically will be the police department or local sheriff’s office. It’s also important that the accident is reported at the facility where it happened. If it was at an apartment complex or hotel, notify the manager. If it was at a camp, notify whoever is in charge.
It’s also important that you hire an experienced lawyer that’s involved in swimming pool accident cases. What they can do is make sure that the evidence is preserved. One of the things to look at is what the level of water was. Was the pool properly marked? Were there lifeguards involved? Is there any video that shows the accident? An experienced lawyer who’s handled swimming accidents can make sure this gets done and the proper experts are hired to do additional investigation.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident and have questions about compensation for drowning accidents? Contact our experienced Texas drowning accident lawyers at Garcia & Ochoa today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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