Protect Your Legal Rights in a Drowning Accident Case
Drowning accidents represent the fifth leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 10 people in the country die in accidental drowning accidents each day in the country. An average of two of these drowning victims are children under the age of 14.
If you have lost a family member in a drowning accident, you need to understand your legal rights and interests. You need to fully appreciate the importance of retaining the services of a drowning accident lawyer with significant experience in this area of the law.
A major focus of The Doan Law Firm is on providing representation to drowning victims across the United States. A nationwide law firm, the drowning accident lawyer legal team at our firm can be reached by calling (800) 349-0000, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Compensation in a Drowning Accident Case
The facts and circumstances surrounding a drowning accident dictate the nature and extent of compensation potentially available. In addition, the laws on the books in a particular state play a role in determining compensation for surviving family members of a drowning accident victim.
With that understood, there are certain injuries, damages, and losses for which you may be entitled to compensation in your case. These include:
- Mental Anguish and Emotional Distress
- Loss of Companionship
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Income
- Last Medical Bills
- Funeral Expenses
Depending on the circumstances surrounding a drowning accident, you may also be entitled to what are known as punitive or exemplary damages. Punitive damages represent extra compensation when the conduct of the party responsible for causing a drowning accident is deemed to be particularly reckless. They are awarded in drowning accident lawsuits in some cases.
Punitive damages are designed to do more than provide you with additional financial recovery. They are also intended to serve as a punishment of a particularly egregious party.
During an initial consultation, a drowning accident attorney from our firm will provide you with an evaluation of your case. Contact us today.