As an aggressive drowning accident attorney, we handle accidental deaths and near-drowning injuries.
It only takes a moment for a pleasant dip in the pool, lake, or ocean to turn tragic if someone begins to drown. While drowning deaths are extremely painful for families, it’s important to remember that not all drowning accidents are fatal. Near-drowning accidents can leave victims—typically children—with permanent brain injuries, which can cause significant suffering and hardship for families.
When these kinds of accidents are caused by negligence, the negligent party must pay. At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we understand the law on drowning accidents, and we can help families secure the compensation they deserve for fatal and near-fatal drowning accidents.
Proving Negligence in Drowning Accidents
Not all drowning accidents involve negligence. In order to determine if your loved one’s death or injury was caused by negligence, you need to contact a knowledgeable drowning accident attorney like Perlmutter & Pourshalimi. We will carefully investigate the facts of the accident to determine if anyone was negligent, and then gather evidence to prove it so that your family may seek compensation.
Here are some possible examples of negligence that could create liability for drowning accidents:
- Lack of fencing or other child safety features around a pool
- Failure to maintain pool premises in a safe condition
- No supervision or negligent lifeguard supervision
- Lack of safety equipment like first aid kits and automatic external defibrillators
- Defective pool equipment like suction vents that can trap swimmers underwater by their hair or clothing
- Negligent operation of a boat
We Will Fight to Maximize Your Compensation
When you hire Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, you get an aggressive drowning accident lawyer who will not be content to just get some compensation for you—we want to secure maximum compensation. We are not afraid to take your case to court if this is what it takes to secure justice for your family; however, we will first make every effort to secure a fair settlement offer from the at-fault party, as a settlement will bring closure to the issue faster.
In the case of a fatal drowning accident, we will seek all applicable wrongful death damages, which may include compensation for any medical care that was necessary before the death, along with compensation for the income, household services, love, affection, guidance, and companionship the deceased person would have provided to your family.
In the case of a near-fatal drowning accident, we will be seeking personal injury damages including medical expenses, lost income, lost enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. Since injuries from near-fatal drownings are often disabling and permanent, we will be sure to account for future medical costs when calculating your damages. For example, we can include the cost of life long nursing care or future medical treatments.
You Can Afford a Drowning Accident Attorney
Are you worried about the cost of hiring a drowning accident attorney? Don’t be. At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we offer no-risk representation. We will handle your case from start to finish and only require payment if and when we win. At that point, you will be able to simply pay us out of your settlement or jury award. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
To learn more about hiring Perlmutter & Pourshalimi as your drowning accident attorney, call us at 310-295-2236 and request a free initial consultation.