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Morristown New Jersey Drowning Accident Attorneys

Compassionate attorneys stand by you and your family through challenging times

There are an average of ten drownings in the U.S. every day—many of whom are children. These tragedies impact everyone and sadly, most of the incidents were preventable were it not for negligence. At Leonard Legal Group, we are sensitive to the hardship you and your family are enduring after a drowning. Our New Jersey drowning accident attorneys provide compassionate legal representation as you pursue justice for your loved one.

Common causes of drowning accidents

Pool owners must accept responsibility for keeping their swimming pool and pool deck area safe. Pools are inherently dangerous to children and therefore, must have safeguards to prevent accidents. Personal injury liability occurs when someone suffers an injury that would not have occurred were it not for the negligent actions of the pool owner. Our New Jersey swimming pool accident attorneys represent injury victims who have drowned, nearly drowned or suffered a serious injury in a public or private swimming pool. The most common causes of accidents that lead to pool owner liability include:

  • Lack of supervision
  • Lack of pool safety fence, barrier or alarm
  • Negligent lifeguards
  • Defective pool equipment
  • Failing to schedule or hire trained lifeguards
  • Lack of life saving equipment
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Inadequate warnings about pool depth

Swimming pool liability for incidents involving children

Many swimming pool tragedies involving children occur at times when the child does not live at the home and should not be in, or near, the pool. This area of law is called “attractive nuisance.” Because kids are drawn toward pools and cannot be held personally accountable for their actions, the law holds property owners accountable for not protecting children from themselves. Our New Jersey accident lawyers are successful in pool drowning cases because we convincingly prove the child’s injuries were preventable and foreseeable. Every case we win sends a clear message to pool owners that they need to take firm and consistent accountability in proactively preventing accidents.

Call today to schedule a free consultation and case review with a New Jersey accident attorney

At Leonard Legal Group, our New Jersey accident lawyers are compassionate to the pain families experience after a swimming pool accident. We are here to help you process the grieving and find justice through compensation. For a free initial consultation, call us at 973-984-1414 or contact us online. Night and weekend appointments available.