Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Philadelphia Help Families of Drowning Victims Recover Damages for Preventable Accidents
Providing comprehensive representation and helping families cope with traumatic experiences
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 3,500 people drown each year with children ages one to four having the highest rates of unintentional drowning. These staggering statistics illustrate the devastating consequences of preventable accidents that are often caused by the negligent actions of another. The Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, have helped numerous families recover maximum compensation from the at-fault party.
Accidental drownings often lead to death or devastating and long-term medical conditions
A large majority of drownings result in the death of the victim. However, nonfatal drownings also lead to significant and debilitating injuries. Victims of nonfatal drownings often suffer traumatic brain injuries and damage leading to
- Impaired cognitive function
- Learning disabilities
- Memory loss
- Permanent loss of function (coma or vegetative state)
In many cases, drownings are preventable and may be attributed to negligent actions and hazardous conditions such as:
- Attractive nuisances such as fountains and water features that entice children
- Failure to install, maintain or repair safety barriers or fences
- Inadequate supervision
Regardless of the circumstances of your family member’s accidental drowning, our negligence attorneys have the advice and resources you need to understand your legal options and make the best decisions for your family.
We help you understand the legal requirements and timelines applicable to your situation
Many states have strict Statutes of Limitation in place that dictate how long you have to file a wrongful death claim. Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers represent clients in several states and have significant experience dealing with tort laws. The applicable wrongful death statutes in Pennsylvania and Delaware require that wrongful death actions be brought within two years from the date of the accident. New Jersey does not have a wrongful death Statute of Limitations.
Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you may be able to bring a wrongful death action against the property owner where the drowning occurred or a caregiver that was responsible for the safety and well-being of your child at the time of the drowning.
Don’t Wait Until it’s too Late to Seek Justice – Rely on the Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC if you’ve Lost a Loved One Due to an Accidental Drowning Death
Accidental drownings are traumatic experiences that leave a lasting impact on surviving family members. The highly qualified Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC understand the financial and emotional burden preventable accidents cause and strive to make the compensation recovery process as easy as possible. We serve clients throughout southeast Pennsylvania including Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County as well as the states of Delaware and New Jersey. Call us at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our reputable Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers.