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Drowning and other unintentional injuries kill thousands of Americans every year, often taking a heavy emotional and financial toll on those surviving family members. If you have had a traumatic near-drowning experience or lost someone you love in a drowning accident, you must secure legal representation right away by calling our New Jersey drowning accident attorneys. Our firm can help you sort through the challenging legal aspects of your case and provide you with the effective advocacy and peace of mind you need during this difficult time.
Call (201) 870-1909 today to speak with a New Jersey drowning accident lawyer.
Establishing Liability for Drowning Accidents
You may have a viable case if your near-drowning or drowning incident occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence or failure to fulfill a necessary duty.
For example, you may have a case for personal injury or wrongful death if your drowning accident occurred for any of the following reasons:
- The lifeguard on duty was distracted, improperly trained, or not present
- The swimming pool or property owner failed to uphold reasonable safety standards.
- A swimming instructor failed to provide appropriate supervision.
- Safety devices such as fencing, doors, pool covers or locks were defective.
- Insufficient or inaccurate warnings and signs were posted, or no signs were posted at all.
- There was a failure to properly secure, cover, or drain pools while closed to swimmers.
Drowning can lead to death, which comes with large funeral costs and a heavy burden on those left behind. Even if drowning accidents do not result in death, survivors can experience serious brain injuries as a result of oxygen deprivation. This can lead to permanent disability and other costly medical issues, causing unfair financial hardship for family members and loved ones.
Having a New Jersey drowning accident lawyer on your side is invaluable when it comes to making up for drowning-related deaths, injuries, and financial losses.
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Drowning Accident?
Yes. Having an experienced attorney on your side is essential when determining who is at fault for your drowning accident. Regardless of whether you are certain of who is responsible in your case, get in touch with one of our New Jersey drowning accident attorneys immediately. We are experienced investigators, prepared to bring clarity and factual support to your personal injury or wrongful death claim.
At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we understand the trauma and heartbreak you are experiencing, and we are here to help, ready to be your legal representatives, and build a strong case on your behalf.
Contact our firm to tell us about your case and schedule your complimentary consultation today.
Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?
The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.
How much is my case worth?
Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.