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Guidance Regarding Drowning Accidents

Many people in Connecticut enjoy outdoor water activities when the weather permits. Whether you take pleasure from using the lakes, ponds, streams or the ocean, or an outdoor or indoor swimming pool, there are still risks that come with water sports. Unfortunately, when an accident occurs the results can be tragic, even fatal, and you should seek out an experienced personal injury attorney who can inform you of the legal rights and the remedies available.

Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, has handled over 20 drowning accidents since our firm was founded. We know that it is possible to drown in any amount of water, including a shallow amount in a bathtub or a fast running stream. If you have lost a loved one in a drowning accident, contact our North Haven office today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney who can help you handle the legal personal injury case resulting from this tragedy.

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No matter how the drowning or near-drowning accident occurred, our attorneys can help you assemble and prove negligence and premises liability in your case. We have helped families and victims with all types of drowning accident cases involving:

  • Boating accidents
  • Pool incidents involving inadequate supervision or no notice that there was no lifeguard on duty
  • Diving board accidents
  • Drowning accidents caused by medical conditions or medication reactions
  • Safety at state park water landmarks where an area is not properly roped off or guarded
  • Cruise ship incidents that may involve people going overboard
  • Water quality issues such as toxins, vegetation leading to entanglement

Many of these types of accidents may lead to wrongful death or serious injuries such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our lawyers can help you pursue maximum compensation related to each of these types of cases. We will help you gather evidence and handle insurance claims, and we will represent you all the way to trial, if necessary.

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Drowning accidents are heartbreaking incidents that can sometimes have been avoided if someone had not acted negligently. We will prove this negligence and make sure corrective action is taken to prevent another incident like this from happening again, in addition to negotiating for compensation for injuries sustained. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation if you or a loved one has questions about a drowning accidents claim.

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