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Frequently Asked Questions About Drowning Accidents
Is it worth getting a drowning accident attorney?
Injury or loss of a loved one is a sensitive, grief-filled time. During this difficult time, you and your family may be so overwhelmed that basic tasks are difficult. Adding a legal case on top of that may seem too strenuous or confusing, but a trusted drowning accident attorney can alleviate a lot of the stress associated with a lawsuit by helping to clearly explain the aspects of the case and the appropriate measures to take to reach desired outcomes. A knowledgeable swimming pool accident attorney can help ensure that the victim or victim’s family receives the justice they deserve during such a difficult time.
What does a typical drowning accident case investigation process look like?
Initial investigation involves answering the general who, what, when, where, and why of the accident. Once this basic information is known, a more formal investigation begins. This phase of investigation includes collecting more detailed information through accident reports, police and first responder documents, medical records, United States Coast Guard records, and more. A careful review of all information by experienced drowning accident attorneys and qualified experts helps to determine precisely what happened, why and how it happened, and who is at fault.
How do I know if a drowning death was caused by negligence?
In some cases, this is obvious if the drowning was related to an intoxicated water motorist or pool supervisor. However, every case is unique, and fault is not always clear. In these situations, all factors must be reviewed, including whether required regulations were followed for pool areas, if a broken lock allowed a child water access, if CPR was properly administered, etc. For instance, in North Carolina, all swimming pools need to be enclosed by a barrier to be in accordance with Appendix V of the North Carolina Residential Code. An investigation by our drowning accident lawyers will determine if requirements like this were met when the accident occurred.
How much will I get in a drowning case settlement?
Many factors are involved in determining settlement amounts. The victim’s age and income, the family’s economic loss, emotional anguish, loss of quality of life, and more are considered. A drowning accident lawyer can assess the value of your case to better explain the potential recovery available.
Will the case have to go to trial?
The majority of drowning accident cases are resolved through settlement negotiations; however, some cases do go to trial. Regardless, the attorneys at Edwards Kirby assemble and prepare each case under the assumption that it will go to trial. This puts insurance companies on notice, which can lead to faster and more lucrative case resolutions.
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