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What Do I Do After a Loved One Dies by Drowning?

Losing someone you love to a drowning accident is an unthinkable tragedy, and the devastation can leave you with no idea of where to turn.

At Morgan & Morgan, we understand the hardship you’re experiencing, and we're here to be your lifeline during these challenging times. Our team of experienced drowning accident lawyers is dedicated to fighting for justice and helping victims and their families navigate through the legal process with compassion and expertise.

Drowning accidents, tragically, are all too common, often resulting from negligence or lack of proper safety measures. If the accident occurred due to someone else’s negligence, you may be owed compensation for your needless suffering and tragic loss.

Drowning accidents can occur in various settings, from swimming pools and beaches to boating and water parks. Regardless of where the incident takes place, the aftermath can be overwhelming. Medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma are just a few of the challenges victims may face. At Morgan & Morgan, we're committed to holding negligent parties accountable and securing the compensation our clients need and deserve to move forward with their lives.

As the nation’s largest personal injury law firm, Morgan & Morgan’s team of drowning accident lawyers understands the complexities of these cases and has a proven track record of success in obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients. From conducting thorough investigations to negotiating with insurance companies and representing clients in court, we're relentless in our pursuit of justice. We prioritize our clients' needs every step of the way, providing personalized attention and guidance throughout the legal process.

If a preventable drowning accident took a loved one away, contact Morgan & Morgan now. We are here to listen to your story and provide you with a free, no-obligation case evaluation. When you work with us, you won’t have to pay a thing unless we win your case and recover you the maximum compensation.

For over 35 years, Morgan & Morgan has fought For the People and has helped personal injury victims and their families get the justice they deserve. With offices in every state and an army of over 1,000 lawyers, Morgan & Morgan has the size and reputation that can get results and send a message that you mean business. And our results speak for themselves—we have recovered over $20 billion for our clients, and we may be able to help your case, too.

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Get answers to commonly asked questions about our legal services and learn how we may assist you with your case.

  • What Should I Do if a Loved One Has Been Involved in a Drowning Accident?

    The first step is to seek medical attention for any injuries and ensure the safety of anyone else involved. In the heat of the moment, most people are concerned with the victim’s well-being and not focused on the potential case at hand. However, recovering any evidence, such as photos, names of witnesses, or other evidence could be useful in a claim if you were to pursue a lawsuit.

    Next, once you're able, contact Morgan & Morgan to speak with one of our experienced drowning accident lawyers. We'll review your case, answer your questions, and guide you through the next steps.

    If you suspect negligence played a role in the drowning accident, you should always seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Contact Morgan & Morgan to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation to learn about your legal options.

  • Who Is at Fault for a Drowning Accident?

    Most drowning accidents happen in swimming pools with children aged 1 – 4. An accidental drowning is much more likely to occur when a child can enter a pool area without the knowledge of an adult. 

    In these cases, the owner or manager of a pool may be held liable for any injuries sustained. Multiple liable parties may also be named in a premises liability lawsuit, such as a business owner, government entity, or a homeowner. A hotel owner that did not have a properly latched gate, for example, may be accused of putting people at risk for drowning injuries. 

    Most localities, cities, and states require fencing around any pool because the water catches small children’s attention, which may encourage them to move towards the pool or breach the water without permission or supervision to do so. The fence must effectively prevent unintended persons or intruders from entering the pool area, meaning that it must be of adequate height to keep others out. 

    Broken gates or poorly maintained fences can come up in the context of your lawsuit filed by drowning lawyers if you're attempting to show that this may be negligence on the part of a pool owner. You may be able to establish that this is a problem with liability in the event of an accident. 

    When Morgan & Morgan investigates a scene, our drowning lawyers may explore the lack of life-saving flotation devices near the water. Pools that do not have life preservers to pass to a swimmer who needs assistance are much more likely to be at risk of drowning incidents than those with proper safety equipment available. Many people do not know how to swim or have weak swimming skills. This is especially true for vulnerable populations such as children or the elderly, who may not be able to support themselves in the pool.

  • What Kind of Lawsuit Do I File for a Drowning Accident?

    If a drowning accident is fatal, Morgan & Morgan would file a “wrongful death” lawsuit.

    Whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit because of a drowning incident depends on the state in which you live or in which the drowning incident occurred. Some personal injury claims can be opened by surviving parents, but in other cases, the estate of the deceased individual must file a lawsuit against the responsible party. 

    In a wrongful death lawsuit, your Morgan & Morgan wrongful death lawyer would argue that the responsible party had a legal duty to take proactive steps to prevent drowning from happening. Gathering this evidence as soon as possible after the drowning incident can help the case.

  • What Compensation May Be Available in a Drowning Accident Case?

    When you suffer an injury or loss due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. At Morgan & Morgan, we fight for the maximum compensation you can recover, and we don’t like to settle for less than you deserve.

    Compensation in drowning accident cases may include coverage for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, funeral expenses, and more. At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys will thoroughly assess your case to determine the full extent of damages you may be entitled to, and then we will proceed to fight for the maximum compensation you need and deserve to move forward with your life.

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Drowning Accident Claim?

    The statute of limitations for filing a drowning accident claim varies by state. Generally the shortest period of time you may have to file a claim and pursue compensation is two years. For that reason, it is important to act quickly. Contact Morgan & Morgan today to discuss your case and explore your options for pursuing compensation.

  • Are All Types of Drowning Fatal?

    Nonfatal drowning happens when a person survives a drowning incident and has a range of outcomes, from no injuries to very serious injuries such as brain damage or permanent disability.

    One of the most serious results of nonfatal drowning is known as a traumatic brain injury. This occurs when a lack of oxygen affects the brain negatively. When a person is submerged in water for too long, not enough oxygen is able to get to the brain, which can cause permanent damage. 

    The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be varied and wide but may include memory loss, concentration problems, cognitive function loss, learning disabilities, and inability to care for themselves.

  • How Can Morgan & Morgan Help With My Drowning Accident Case?

    Many parents and surviving family members who are dealing with the loss of a loved one, such as a small child, are overwhelmed by grief and the other steps that must be taken immediately after a loved one's death. That’s where Morgan & Morgan can step in to help.

    Our attorneys can handle every aspect of your drowning lawsuit and will help you to understand your legal options, such as the opportunity to respond to a settlement offer. We know how challenging it can be to figure out how to move on after a drowning incident, but your decision to hire the right legal team can have a significant impact on the outcome of your drowning lawsuit. 

    To get started, contact Morgan & Morgan today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

    Our experienced team of lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation to determine liability and gather evidence to support your claim. We'll handle all communication with insurance companies and legal proceedings, allowing you to focus on your recovery while we fight for the compensation you deserve.

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