Swimming Pool Drowning In New Jersey 

Many enjoy swimming pools, but according to the Center for Disease and Control (CDC), they are the leading cause of death for children. In the United States, children between the ages of 1-4 are more at risk of drowning over any other type of accident. The statistics are astounding and a key reason why special safety precautions should be taken when around swimming pools or other water sources. Early this summer, two male brothers aged 16 and 19 suffered fatalities from drowning in a New Jersey community swimming pool. The incident happened when evening swimming was permitted at the community pool. Both victims were found unresponsive in the deep end of the swimming pool. The brothers were later pronounced dead at the Bayonne Medical Center. Although there were three lifeguards on duty at the time of the drowning, details surrounding the drowning, have yet to be released. However, our firm at Davis & Brusca, LLC notes that at the time of the incident, the pool was open to the public, and there were lifeguards on duty; a senseless act of this nature should never have occurred. Subsequently, the family of these two young victims has filed two separate claims totaling $100 million against the public entity. 

Swimming pool cases are a form of premises liability civil claims that almost always require an experienced personal injury lawyer Trenton, NJ, which families can depend upon. Premises liability cases occur when victims suffer accidents on another person’s property. These cases can range depending upon the owner of the property. While some situations may involve an individual, others can include businesses, municipalities, or governmental entities. Premises liability cases can occur in several different ways. Some common types of premises liability cases include:

  • Slip and Falls
  • Faulty Equipment
  • Swimming Pools 
  • Dog Bites
  • Inadequate Security
  • Improper Maintenance
  • Snow and Ice
  • +More

These accidents can leave significant devastation in their wake, and victims may experience severe injuries and fatalities. However, it’s important to note that in cases involving premises liability, victims and their lawyers must have ample evidence proving that: 

  1. There was a duty of care owed by the property owner
  2. The property owner breached their duty of care
  3. Injuries were sustained as a result of the breach
  4. The damages can be directly tied to the breach

When considering whether to seek legal recourse, consulting with a firm from Davis & Brusca, LLC will be an essential next step. Legal consultations allow victims and families of premises liability cases several advantages. After an accident, it’s critical to put time and effort into researching and consulting with prospective lawyers before deciding how to move forward. Consultations with our team offer several advantages; victims can:

  • Ask questions about the case
  • Determine whether they can pursue damages for their losses
  • Become acquainted with our team to determine whether we can meet the needs of prospective clients
  • Learn about how our firm will strategically represent our client’s cases

Although a consultation can be beneficial for victims who require a lawyer, it’s also crucial for victims and families to carefully prepare for the consultation by bringing evidence in support of the case along with a list of questions pertaining to the case. Premises liability cases are highly complex. When a loved one has been injured or passed away due to their injuries, a personal injury lawyer in Trenton, NJ, can provide those taking legal action with the upper hand.