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6 Common Causes of Drowning

During the hot summer months, many people enjoy visiting pools, water parks, lakes, and oceans to cool off and enjoy the water. However, it is important to ensure that there is adequate attention to safety in all water-based recreation as the water can prove to be hazardous. Every year, thousands of innocent people lose their lives to drowning. Unfortunately, these accidents are usually preventable, and happened because of another person’s negligence.

If you or someone you care about has drowned in a pool, lake, ocean, or at a water park, please contact a Lake Geneva injury lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation with a dedicated attorney.

Negligence Which Leads to Drowning

In the event that a person is unable to get to the surface of the water to breathe, swift intervention is absolutely essential. As the brain is deprived of oxygen, brain damage occurs which can create cognitive and neurological problems for an individual who is fortunate enough to be rescued. For those who drown, however, it is with regrettable frequency as a consequence of negligence. The following are examples of negligence which may lead to preventable drowning:

  • Lack of adequate supervision
  • Diving accidents
  • Heavy consumption of alcohol
  • Lack of maintenance in pools or water parks
  • Boating accidents
  • Failure to follow regulations

If you have lost a family member to a drowning caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for your loss.

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Though we recognize that no amount of money could adequately compensate you for your loss, the reality of the situation is that you are likely to encounter a number of unexpected financial challenges and legal action may offer the best opportunity to ensure that you are prepared to meet them. A civil lawsuit may also give you the chance to pursue justice in the name of your loved one who is now deceased. Contact the compassionate and committed Lake Geneva wrongful death attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.