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Identifying Fault and Liability in a Drowning Accident Injury

By Edited Jul 17, 2015 0 0

Drowning accidents are situations that often happen during summer when people hit the beaches and resorts to relax and enjoy the vacation. When a person drowns in the beach, many resort owners would put the blame to the victim's parents or friends. However, legal experts believe that drowning accidents are situations often caused by acts of negligence.

When someone is drowning, it is the responsibility of the lifeguard to save him no matter what. If he drowns inside a pool or within the resort's premises, it is the resort administrator who should be at fault. Here are some factors to prove this claim:

  • The resort administration has a responsibility to keep their visitors safe.
  • The resort officials were irresponsible in ensuring safety within the resort premises, resulting to an accident.
  • The accident resulted to an injury or the death of a visitor.
  • The injury or death of the loved one could have been prevented if the resort administration observed proper safety measures.

Those are just some things you may consider if a friend or loved one drowned within the resort premises. Aside from these, the victim's family may also prove that the lifeguard was negligent in performing his job. He may not be paying attention to all swimmers in the area, thus he was not able to rescue the drowning victim in time.

In a personal injury or wrongful death complaint, remember not to be afraid of the defendant, even if it is the entire resort administration. The compromised party has the right to sue them because of their carelessness. This is also the best time to get legal help from a Los Angeles injury attorney. His level of expertise will definitely affect the outcome of the complaint.

If a claimant becomes successful in his claim, he may receive the following benefits:

  • Reimbursement for medical expenses, or burial and funeral costs.
  • Compensation for the loss of ability to work, or the death of a loved one.
  • Lost wages of the decedent.

Similar to other types of accidents, drowning accidents can also be prevented. The resort owners' primary concern should be securing the safety of their visitors, not just making profit. If they need to hire more lifeguards, then they should do so for their customers' best interest. If they become negligent in keeping their premises safe, their visitors may get a Los Angeles injury lawyer and submit a formal complaint against them.



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