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Wrongful Death Attorney and Drowning

Wrongful Death Attorney and Drowning

An unexpected death, such as the drowning of a loved one, turns our lives upside down. When poor maintenance or negligence caused this death, this can bring more grief and psychological distress to family and friends left behind. The wrongful death attorneys at Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave understand this pain and frustration. We understand that a life should never be taken before its time.

An Overview of Wrongful Death

No one should die because of another’s negligence or poor conduct. Wrongful death goes above and beyond the strict courts of criminal law to ensure that families are compensated for the untimely and wrongful death of loved ones. Finding someone guilty of wrongful death, however, does not mean this person is convicted of criminal charges. The two processes are separate but equally important processes to dealing with such difficult moments. Wrongful death attorneys work with you to help you in this difficult time.

Elements of Wrongful Death

Purely accidental deaths are not wrongful deaths. An experienced wrongful death attorney can tell you whether a drowning is considered wrongful death or not. The following specifics pertain to the drowning of your loved one. These indicate the potential grounds for a wrongful death suit.

  • A loved one must have died
  • This death was caused by another person’s negligence or misconduct
  • You are suffering, especially monetarily, because of this unforeseen death

Wrongful Death Attorneys and Drowning

All incidents of drowning are tragic and many are avoidable. Summer activities and watersports are meant to be a time of relaxation and family fun. When businesses slacken their pool maintenance or boaters drive recklessly, these fun outings can quickly turn to disaster. Wrongful death attorneys at Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave will fight for the following types of drowning situations and more. This is not an all-inclusive list, and you should ask for a free consultation to be certain we can work for you.

Watercraft Accidents

Not all boaters understand the necessity of sharing the water. With thousands of young adults and watercraft enthusiasts hitting the lakes each summer, watercraft drownings are, too often, a sad reality. A boat driver must do what he or she can to save a watercraft user from drowning during an accident. Negligent boat drivers can be liable for wrongful drowning suits.

Boating While Intoxicated

Boaters who operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol know what they are doing. This misconduct, when leading to a drowning, makes them liable for a wrongful death claim.

Reckless Pool Operators

Pools with lifeguards should do all they can to ensure no drownings occur. If a loved one drowned while swimming under the supervision of a lifeguard, then the pool operators might be liable. If a pool doesn’t follow state regulations, pools may be dangerous to swim in for small children. An operator of a poorly maintained pool is liable for drownings in that pool.

Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Fight for Justice

The wrongful death attorneys of Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave fight for your claims of wrongful death. No family should see a loved one drown. We hold negligent boaters and reckless pool operators accountable for their actions.