Drowning: You can hold negligent parties accountable
Drowning accidents can happen any time people are around water. Drowning accidents could happen for many reasons, and they don’t necessarily have to be intentional. Simple mistakes or negligence can lead to these situations, but the fact is that someone has to be held accountable.
Who Is Liable In A Drowning?
If someone you love dies in a drowning accident, it’s up to you to decide if you want to sue for your loved one’s wrongful death. You could potentially sue the negligent facility or the person responsible for the drowning. At a local pool, a lifeguard could be accused of negligence if he or she fails to see a child drowning, or a facility could be accused of negligence if a lifeguard is not properly trained and fails to help someone who is drowning in the water.
Another example may be if a child is learning to dive, but an instructor fails to see that he or she hasn’t surfaced after hitting the board on the way into the water. If no one goes in after the child, then drowning is a distinct possibility.