Accidents that take place in the water are dangerous and unfortunately very often deadly. These accidents take place in a wide variety of locations including: private pools, commercial pools, amusement parks, lakes and even in the ocean. Any activity that takes place in the water can be dangerous without proper supervision and when adequate precautions are not taken. Pool owners have a legal duty to provide certain safety features for all swimmers. Many drowning accidents occur as a result of the breach of this legal duty. This is known legally as negligence. If your loved one has been involved in a tragic drowning accident it is necessary to retain an experienced Georgia drowning accident attorney to preserve your legal rights and discuss your options.
Common Causes of Drowning Accidents
Drowning accidents are terrible and they can take place in many different circumstances. Oftentimes a drowning accident is the result of negligence. Some scenarios that commonly occur and involve negligence include:
● A pool was not contained within proper barriers, such as a fence
● A pool was improperly maintained, an example being an unfixed broken drain, leading to unsafe conditions.
● A dangerous public body of water was not properly marked with signage indicating the danger
● A lifeguard should have been on duty and was not
● An inadequate number of lifeguards were on duty
● Lifeguards were poorly trained or were distracted from doing their job leading to unsafe conditions
● A boating accident took place
● A boating company or boat owner failed to provide safety devices or safe conditions
Georgia Law On Drowning Accidents
If a loved one has suffered through a serious injury or a wrongful death due to drowning in Georgia you may be entitled to compensation. Legal remedies can never bring a loved one back but they will help to hold the responsible parties accountable. In the state of Georgia, most successful drowning accident lawsuits come down to negligence. An example of this, would be a pool owner that does not properly secure their pool. A pool owner has a legal duty to reasonably secure their premises to ensure safety for your children. When a young child drowns in a pool, we have to ask how they got they got there in the first place. If that pool had a defective lock allowing the young child to get access, the pool owner very likely breached their legal duty of care. Therefore that pool owner may be legally liable for the drowning accident. An experienced Georgia personal injury attorney will aggressively pursue all available legal means to hold parties liable for their negligent actions.
Contact A Drowning Accident Attorney in Georgia
If you have lost a loved one due to a drowning accident, do not wait another minute longer to call our firm. We understand that no amount of money will ever bring back your loved one, but we are committed to ensuring that justice is sought and ensuring the negligent party is held responsible. The Angell Law Firm has almost 20 years of trial experience successfully representing our clients. Contact The Angell Law Firm today to schedule a consultation.