Patrick S. Aguirre will work hard to help your family secure fair compensation after a drowning accident
Drowning accidents are a tragic cause of loss of life, especially among young children. But what many people do not realize is that not all drowning accidents are deadly. According to the CDC, for every child who dies from drowning, another five suffer serious injury due to near-drowning, which can leave victims with permanent and often disabling brain injuries.
If your loved one has died or suffered serious injury in a drowning accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you and your family deserve compensation. The Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre can help.
Proving Liability for Drowning Accidents
The first step in securing compensation for the family of a drowning accident victim is proving whose negligence caused the accident. In the case of a swimming pool accident, fault typically lies with the owner or operator of the pool, whereas in a boating accident, the driver of the boat is often liable.
You can rely on Patrick S. Aguirre and his team to carefully investigate the facts of your case to uncover the root cause of the accident and secure the evidence needed to prove liability. Possible drowning accident causes include:
- Lack of fencing or other child safety features to protect against an attractive nuisance
- Failure to maintain pool premises in a safe condition
- No supervision or negligent lifeguard supervision
- Lack of safety equipment like first aid kits and automatic external defibrillators
- Defective pool equipment like suction vents that can trap swimmers underwater by their hair or clothing
- Negligent operation of a boat
Quantifying Drowning Accident Damages
Putting a dollar amount on the suffering occasioned by a drowning accident is a difficult task requiring significant experience with personal injury law. Fortunately, Patrick S. Aguirre has the experience you need. He can assist you and your family in documenting all the losses associated with your drowning accident case, whether it involves a wrongful death or a serious brain injury. He can then negotiate skillfully with the defendant and/or their insurance company to ensure you receive the full amount you deserve.
Call Now to Schedule a Consultation
If you have questions about hiring Patrick S. Aguirre as your drowning accident attorney, please call us at 800-572-1252 to schedule your consultation. We’ll be happy to go over the basics of your case with you and discuss our no-risk representation policy.