Drowning Accident Attorneys in Philadelphia

Swimming Pool Drownings & Other Water-Related Accidents Throughout Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Drowning accidents can be prevented and occur in any body of water large and small, from large lakes or the ocean to bathtubs or even a toilet. In situations where a drowning occurs due to the property owner’s negligence, our Philadelphia drowning accident lawyers at Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers may be able to file a lawsuit against the owner.

To learn more about our firm and attorneys, feel free to call us at 215-346-7332 or ask questions using our Live Chat Support. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Types of Negligence in Drowning Accidents

Drownings statistics reveal that around 10 people lose their lives by accidental drowning every day. People who lose their loved ones by drowning may believe that the loss of life was caused by a natural phenomenon but there can be another angle to the incident.

Drownings can also be the result of several types of negligence, such as:

  • Lack of child supervision by parents or caregivers
  • Inadequate safety precautions or proper equipment in child care facilities
  • City and municipalities failing to provide adequate signage, preventing access, or providing a safe premise for public use
  • Private pool owners not securing the pool area
  • Defective installation of gates or fences and railings
  • Inadequate training of lifeguards or the absence or lack of lifeguards

In order to understand the circumstances of a drowning incident, it is crucial to hire experienced drowning accident lawyers who are well aware of all the statutes of law regarding swimming pool and water safety. Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers has the resources to investigate and determine if negligence was the cause of your drowning accident and hold the responsible party liable to pay a handsome compensation.

Building a Strong Case

When our firm files a claim for compensation regarding drowning accidents, we study all the details to determine what fair compensation will be. It is important to call us as soon as the incident takes place so we can talk to the police and witnesses to get all the details. Usually, in drowning cases, the operator or the owner of the facility is held responsible as it is his job to make proper arrangements to ensure the safety of swimmers while they are swimming. If the drowning occurred in on public premises, certain laws require city and municipal organizations to provide adequate safety features such as lifeguards, signage, railings, and fencing. Our firm can help determine if there any negligence that could have prevented the drowning.

We also review all damages inflicted on you and get fair compensation to cover medical bills, financial loss due to loss of life of the drowned, and pain and suffering. Most importantly, as a result of our efforts, we hope to help enforce or implement new laws to prevent future drowning accidents from happening.