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[header type=h1]Louisiana Drowning Accident Lawyer in Baton Rouge and Metairie[/header]
If someone in your family has been injured or died as a result of drowning, then it will be a traumatic time for you and your dear ones. At the time, it might be difficult for you to think beyond the tragedy and even consider legal options against those responsible for the incident. Statistics indicate that children younger than 14 make up for about a fourth of all drowning fatalities in the U.S. An even greater number of children are left with submersion injuries such as loss of memory, learning disabilities, and even possibility of being left in a permanent vegetative state.
If negligence or carelessness has led to wrongful death by drowning or serious injuries, then the victim’s family can seek damages against those responsible. If you are in such a situation, then you should meet a personal injury lawyer in Louisiana to discuss your case and look for options. By choosing to pursue legal action you are looking not just for compensation but also punishing the guilty for their negligence to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the future.
Many instances of drowning can be prevented if we take a few precautions when swimming or boating or participating in any kind of water sports. Even bathtubs, pails of water, or hot tubs can be a potential accident site for many young children. Adult supervision is a must whenever young children are pursuing water sports or near the water even at home. Swimming pools and hot tubs must be appropriately fenced in or enclosed with gates to prevent easy access by children. A large number of such accidents take place in private swimming pools especially during the summer. At public places such as beaches or rivers, there must be warnings visibly put up if there is possibility of strong currents or rip tides and the like.
In the event of a drowning accident, the owners or property managers may be held responsible and be subjected to legal action. Besides actual damages, you may be entitled to claim punitive damages also. Actual damages will include bills from hospitalization, medical expenses, costs of therapy, costs of any specialists consulted, ambulance expenses, funeral expenses in the event of death, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering, and/or mental anguish caused by the accident.
Improper maintenance or flouting the safety rules can lead to drowning. This usually happens when the persons responsible for these duties have been lax in performing them. For instance, failure to clean the area around the swimming pool regularly can make it slippery when wet causing someone to fall. Similarly broken fences or gates needing repair may lead to accidents or cause someone to be injured. If you have been hurt due to such causes, a qualified attorney may be able to establish the justice you deserve. They know who the experts are to help determine the root of the matter and discover the truth in the shortest time possible.
Experienced and hardworking attorney Price McNamara handles drowning accident cases across New Orleans, Kenner, Lafayette, Mandeville, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Jefferson, Orleans, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, and St. John Parishes. If you think that you have a basis for a personal injury claim, or have been hurt or injured due to someone’s negligence or fault, call Louisiana personal injury attorney Price McNamara at his Baton Rouge office (225-201-8311) or his Metairie office (504-458-8455) to have your queries answered or to schedule a free consultation. His extensive trial experience of over 20 years, proven track record, and limited caseload philosophy ensure that you will obtain excellent personal attention and a patient hearing on a consistent basis.
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