Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Liability in Drowning Accidents

Many domestic injuries and deaths are caused by accidents due to negligence. These include drowning accidents, which account for nearly half of all victims of domestic accidents in the US, next to fall and fire accidents. In California, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related deaths among children under the age of five.

Take the case of a near drowning accident involving two toddlers in Knollwood, San Fernando Valley. According to reports, the children - believed to be between two to three years old - were rushed to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Sunday after they were pulled out of a swimming pool in their home.

Authorities said they are still trying to determine the cause of the accident but initial investigations showed that negligence could be the cause.

Drowning accidents, like all other accidents, may be prevented if only we take extra precautions and avoid some negligent actions. Liability in drowning accidents may be caused by the following factors:

• Negligence on the part of the owner of the swimming pool
• Manufacturing and design defects of spas and tubs
• Defective installation of fence or gate
• Negligent supervision by lifeguard or adult
• Lack of lifeguard
• Inadequate training or supervision of lifeguard at public beach or pool

To help you pursue claims for injuries sustained in drowning accidents caused by other people’s negligence, consult with our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. Call our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at info@mesriani.com for a free case analysis.