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New York Drowning Accidents Lawyer

Modern swimming pool with blue water, indoorsDrowning is a serious public health concern, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drowning causes 4,000 deaths per year, and it is the number one cause of death for children between one and four years old. Drowning accidents also send 8,000 people to the emergency room every year; nonfatal injuries from drowning include heart attack, brain damage, lung injuries and respiratory diseases, infections, and much more.

Drowning can happen for a number of different reasons, including the negligence of lifeguards, pool owners, or other responsible parties. If you’ve been injured in a drowning accident in a New York City hotel or municipal pool or at a public beach, or if you lost a loved one in a tragic, fatal drowning incident, Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C., can help you get justice and compensation for the harm inflicted on you by another’s negligence. Contact our experienced New York personal injury attorney today.

What Constitutes a Drowning Accident?

A drowning accident refers to any event where a person suffers respiratory impairment from being submerged or immersed in liquid. These incidents can occur in various settings such as swimming pools, beaches, lakes, and even in bathtubs. Importantly, drowning accidents do not always result in fatalities. Non-fatal drownings can lead to serious injuries, including brain damage and long-term disabilities, due to oxygen deprivation.

Common Causes of Drowning Accidents

Drowning accidents in New York City can stem from multiple factors, often involving negligence. Some common causes include:

  • Lack of Supervision: Particularly in public pools or beaches, the absence of adequate supervision can lead to accidents.
  • Inadequate Safety Measures: Failure to provide proper safety equipment or warning signs can contribute to drowning incidents.
  • Property Owner Negligence: Owners of private pools or commercial aquatic facilities may neglect necessary maintenance or safety protocols.
  • Boating Accidents: Drownings can also occur due to boating mishaps, often involving alcohol or operator inexperience.

Legal Considerations in Drowning Accidents

When a drowning accident occurs due to another’s negligence, the victim or their family may have grounds for a legal claim. In New York City, various laws and regulations govern premises liability and negligence, which are crucial in such cases. Pursuing legal action can provide compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and in tragic instances, wrongful death and associated emotional distress.

Residential swimming pools must be equipped with proper fencing and alarms as required by New York law. Residential swimming pools built, installed or substantially modified after 2006 must be equipped with an approved pool alarm that gives an audible alarm when a child enters the water. Alarms are not required for hot tubs or spas with safety covers and swimming pools with automatic power safety covers. Outdoor residential swimming pools must have a pool barrier or fence that is at least four feet high and completely surrounds and obstructs access to the pool. Lack of compliance with the law is generally strong evidence of the pool owner’s negligence and liability to guests injured in a drowning accident or other pool-related injury.

How Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. Can Help

Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. possesses extensive experience in handling personal injury cases throughout New York City for decades. Our approach includes:

  • Comprehensive Investigation: We meticulously investigate each case to uncover evidence of negligence or safety violations.
  • Expert Collaboration: Working with safety experts, medical professionals, and lifeguarding specialists to strengthen the case.
  • Navigating Legal Complexities: Our team adeptly handles the intricate legal aspects of personal injury law in New York City.
  • Personalized Representation: Understanding that each case is unique, we offer tailored legal strategies to meet our clients’ specific needs.

Contact Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. for Help After a Drowning Accident or Injury in New York

Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. is committed to providing exceptional legal representation to those affected by drowning accidents in New York City. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through every step of the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected, and justice is served. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you navigate this challenging time with professionalism and compassion.

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