Drowning caused by negligent lifeguards
Whether at the beach, public pool, water park, or summer camp, lifeguards are important to oversee the safety of visitors enjoying the water. Lifeguards must be trained and supervise to perform their duties necessary to ensuring our safety and the safety of our children. If the operator or owner of a public beach, swimming pool, water park, or summer camp fails to adequately train and supervise their lifeguard staff, the consequences can be devastating for families.
All too often we hear stories in the news about tragic drowning accidents occurring while in the proximity of a lifeguard or caretaker of a public pool or beach. If lifeguards are not sufficiently trained to perform lifesaving CPR or other safety protocols, severe near-drowning injuries or a drowning death can take place. Not only could the negligent lifeguards be held accountable, but their employers may be held liable for negligence if they failed to train the lifeguards or knew they were unfit to perform their duties.
Swimming pool, water park, and summer camp operators and owners have a legal duty to provide reasonably safe conditions for their visitors and properly train and supervise their employees. Owners who fail to fulfill these legal duties can be held liable for negligence and other wrongdoing.
Drowning accident lawyers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
When a child or other family member suffers a severe near-drowning accident, the resulting injuries may require an extensive hospital stay or even years of therapy and care. These types of medical expenses can quickly overwhelm an already family, only adding to the hardship. The Cochran Firm, D.C. can help families recover compensation for medical bills, hospital expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
The Cochran Firm, D.C. has a team of compassionate and dedicated attorneys who can handle these complicated legal issues in order for you to provide the care you need for your injured family member and begin the healing process. In these difficult times, you need an attorney with both the skill and the strength to fight for you.
We represent our clients on a contingency basis so there are absolutely no legal fees until we recover compensation for you. For your free, prompt, and confidential case review call us at 202-682-5800 locally or 1-800-THE-FIRM (843-3476) to reach us 24 hours a day. There are strict time deadlines when filing a swimming accident or drowning lawsuit so please contact us at your earliest convenience.