Drowning is a terrible tragedy that takes multiple lives in Connecticut each year. Drowning is a bigger problem than most people realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is fifth on the list of leading causes of death by unintentional injury in the US. Drowning is a higher risk for young children than adults. If you or a loved one has serious injuries from a drowning accident, our Meriden and Wallingford drowning accident lawyers can help. Contact us at (203) 265-2035 24/7 for a free consultation about a personal injury case.
Before you or your family can obtain compensation for a drowning accident in Meriden or Wallingford, you must determine liability. Liability is someone’s financial responsibility for your damages. Someone may be liable if that person negligently or recklessly caused your accident and injuries. A drowning incident could place liability with a few different parties, depending on the circumstances.
The vast majority of drowning accidents, injuries and deaths occur in swimming pools. Swimming pools can be extremely dangerous places when improperly maintained – especially for young children who cannot swim. Common causes of swimming pool accidents include lack of supervision, missing drain covers, slippery pool surfaces and lack of a swimming pool barrier. Whether you already know what caused your drowning accident or you wish to hire professional investigators, contact us to start with a free consultation.
If you or your personal injury attorney can prove that another party negligently caused your drowning accident, you could recover financial compensation for your past and future losses. These can include medical costs, pain and suffering, legal fees, lost wages, and wrongful death damages, depending on your case. Before you can receive compensation for a serious injury or a loved one’s death, however, you or your lawyer must demonstrate the defendant’s fault as more likely to be true than not true. An attorney can help you with this burden of proof.
You do not have to deal with a drowning accident injury claim alone in Connecticut. Our Meriden and Wallingford drowning accident lawyers can represent you throughout the insurance claims process. If you or a loved one has injuries such as brain damage, organ damage or permanent disabilities from a drowning incident, we can help. Contact us online 24/7 or call (203) 265-2035 for a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys. We have the lawyers, resources and experience you need.