Arizona Drowning Accident Legal Help
A person who drowns due to someone else’s negligence is entitled to compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Further, it is also possible for the drowning victim’s family to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible.
Drowning can be fatal or catastrophic in the backyard, public swimming pools, or local rivers and lakes. In negligence or lack of supervision, a lifeguard or facility owner can be held responsible for public pool drownings. Further, the pool owner can also be accountable if safety rules and regulations are not installed and enforced.
Drowning Victims In Arizona: What Damages Can They Recover?
Unlike many other cities, Arizona’s dry climate translates into abundant swimming pools. Non-swimmers, especially children, are particularly at risk. The state of Arizona understands this risk and has put in place laws to prevent swimming pool drownings.
Compensation estimates are challenging because every claim is unique and has many variables. But a consultation with one of our lawyers is the best way to determine the compensation range for your claim.
If a trial is necessary, our team will help you get the maximum compensation available under Arizona law through settlement and trial. Here are some factors to consider when preparing your claim:
- Present and future medical bills
- Physical and cognitive therapy costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Durable medical equipment for in-home care (e.g., hospital beds, oxygen).
- Adjustments needed for household and vehicle
- In-home or nursing home care
- Lost wages for both victims and caregivers
- Loss of joy of life damages (hedonistic damages)
- Punitive damages
An attorney with experience handling drowning accidents can significantly benefit you. Discover your rights today by speaking with one of our attorneys at Sorenson Law about your drowning accident.
What Happens In case of Lake Drownings or River Drownings
Last year’s Memorial Day weekend, Lake Pleasant recorded its sixth apparent death in six weekends. As a result of the lake drownings on Maricopa County lakes, drowning is a significant threat.
But liability claims are rare for lake drownings or river drownings, and it is necessary to post warning signage near bodies of water where swimming is expressly prohibited. But as a general rule, a property owner with a natural or artificial body of water on his property that is not designated as a swimming facility is not liable for the dangers posed by that body of water.
Water bodies (or manmade bodies of water resembling natural bodies) fall into many gray areas regarding liability. Depending on the circumstances involved, a liability claim is possible if drowning occurs in local rivers and lakes.
Get Legal Help For Your Arizona Drowning Accident Today
Over the years, The Sorenson Law Firm, LLC has represented Arizona drowning victims and their families. In this unique area of law, we have extensive experience handling cases.
The best thing you can do to ease your emotional distress and protect your financial interests is to hire an Arizona personal injury or wrongful death lawyer.
Our team will review your case and tell you if you need legal representation and the best way to proceed. Our mission is to provide excellent legal services to the people of Tempe, Arizona. Get in touch with us today so we can help determine if we can be of benefit in your case.