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Going to the beach or the pool can be great fun for the entire family. It’s a great way to hang out with friends and family. However, a fun day can quickly turn into one filled with terror when you or a loved one are involved in a drowning accident. Drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control, is the second most common cause of accidental death amongst children aged 14 and below. However, drowning accidents are often preventable. If the drowning accident was a result of another person’s negligence, you should contact a New York drowning accident lawyer to help with recovering compensation. 

The attorneys at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. are experienced in defending the rights of injured victims. We have been fighting to defend the rights of the injured for more than 30 years. We will fight to defend your rights and recover full financial compensation for your damages and losses. Our team will work tirelessly to gather evidence and build a strong claim on your behalf. We will work to recover full compensation on your behalf. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an attorney from our law firm and learn what we can do for you. 

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Drowning Accidents Liability in New York 

Drowning accidents can occur anywhere there is water. In New York, beaches and swimming pools are highly regulated to ensure the safety of those using these facilities. The law in New York sets out strict requirements for installing, operating, and maintaining properties in order to prevent drowning accidents. 

Not all drowning accidents are a result of negligence. Surviving victims or their families may be able to sue for compensation for a drowning accident if: 

  • there was inadequate supervision at the pool or beach at the time of the accident 
  • the pool’s construction does not meet the requirements of the building code 
  • the population limits on state beaches and private pools were not adhered to 
  • there were no warning signs regarding strong or dangerous currents or conditions 
  • The lifeguards and other safety professionals at the pool were not adequate at the time of the incident. 

Proving liability can be difficult in drowning accidents. This is especially when the accident occurred at a private pool. However, the team at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. is highly experienced in investigating and building drowning accident cases. We will determine the cause of the drowning accident and identify the parties that can be held responsible for the accident. 

Our attorneys will fight to recover the damages that you are eligible for including: 

  • Related past and future medical expenses 
  • Loss of income 
  • Loss of potential to earn 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Post-traumatic stress 
  • And more 

We will work to get the best outcome in your case. 

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a drowning accident, you may have a good chance of recovering compensation for your damages. If your drowning accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, you should get in touch with the Harrison Law Group, P.C. Schedule an appointment for a free consultation with an experienced New York drowning accident lawyer from our law firm. We will evaluate your case to determine the cause of the drowning and what parties can be held liable for your injuries. We will ensure you understand your rights and options and that you can make informed decisions. 

We know how difficult it is to deal with losses resulting from an accident. We will fight to recover any and all damages that you’re eligible for. We will work to get the best outcome in your case. Contact us now to schedule your appointment for a consultation. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Drowning Accidents in New York

How can drowning accidents in New York be prevented?

Drowning is a tragic accident and it is largely preventable. There are several precautions that property owners and managers can take to prevent drowning accidents. These include:
— Installing a fence of not less than 4 feet in height around the swimming pool. The fence should include a gate that is self-closing and self-latching.
— Placing a cover over pools or hot tubs when they are not in use. Access to pools or hot tubs should further be restricted by removing ladders and steps to the pool.
— Ensuring that inexperienced or young swimmers wear life jackets or floaters at all times while in the swimming pool
— Keeping the water clean and clear at all times
— Ensuring there are lifeguards or other trained professionals present where there are many people using the pool.
— Ensuring safety equipment is kept up to date and in good working order.
It is the responsibility of the property owner and manager to ensure safety at a swimming pool on their premises. This helps to reduce the risks of drowning. Failure to do so may result in drowning accidents which in turn can result in a premises liability lawsuit.

Who is eligible to file a drowning accident lawsuit?

If you or a loved one was involved in a drowning accident, you may be eligible to file for compensation. Drowning accident survivors may file for compensation if they survive the accident. The family of the victim can recover compensation if the victim died as a result of the drowning accident. The family may file a wrongful death claim and seek financial compensation for their damages as well as justice for negligence on behalf of their dead loved one.

If you want to know whether you are eligible to recover compensation for a drowning accident, contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. Our attorneys will review your case and determine what damages you are eligible to recover. We will provide you with the support, guidance, and representation you need to recover compensation following the drowning accident.

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For over 30 years, The Harrison Law Group, P.C.’s ability, and desire to actively listen to you and deeply understand your experiences has set us apart. We aggressively pursue fair and appropriate compensation for our clients who have been injured in New York.

  • We listen because we care about your recovery and maintain consistent, clear communication to effectively express your voice on your behalf.
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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

A Commitment to Excellence & Solutions For You

Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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