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Denver, CO Premises Liability Attorneys
Drowning accidents at pools and lakes can have tragic consequences. Fatal and near-fatal accidents are far more common than most people realize, and there are numerous hidden safety risks that can make public and private pools and natural bodies of water unreasonably dangerous for children and adults. With proper maintenance and concern for safety, most drowning accidents are preventable. As a result, when these accidents happen, there is usually someone who can – and should – be held legally accountable.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a brain injury or other medical condition resulting from a near-drowning accident, or if you have lost a loved one due to drowning, our attorneys are here to help. We have decades of experience in premises liability cases and other accident cases involving nonfatal and fatal injuries, and we have recovered millions for our clients’ accident-related losses. No matter what happened or who you think might be to blame, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. We will provide a straightforward assessment of your legal rights; and, if you have a claim, we will use our experience to help you win just compensation.
Liability for Drowning and Near-Drowning Accidents
In drowning and near-drowning cases, we focus on identifying all of the factors involved in our clients’ accidents so that we can maximize their financial recoveries. Frequently, these dangerous accidents will be the result of:
- Inadequate Maintenance
- Inadequate Supervision
- Defective Pool Equipment
- Dangerous and Defective Boats and Toys
- Alcohol Consumption
- Lack of Proper Safety Equipment
- Lack of Fencing or Failure to Warn
- Slippery Decks and Worn Flooring Surfaces
These risk factors can exist at all types of locations. If you or a loved one experienced a drowning accident at any of the following, we can take your case and help maximize your financial recovery.
- Apartment Complexes
- Fitness Facilities and Gyms
- Natural Bodies of Water
- Public Pools
- Private Residences
- Recreation Centers
Understanding Your Drowning Accident Case
Most drowning cases involve the law of premises liability. Under Colorado’s premises liability law, property owners and tenants can be held legally responsible for accidents that occur when they fail to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition. Like other types of accident claims, drowning and near-drowning accident claims typically go through the insurance companies, and the vast majority of our cases result in insurance settlements without the need to go to trial.
Drowning and near-drowning cases can also involve the law of products liability. For example, if your accident was the result of faulty pool equipment or a dangerous pool toy, the manufacturer of the defective product (and potentially other companies) could be liable without the need to prove negligence. When we investigate your case, we will seek to identify all of the responsible parties so that we can secure maximum compensation for your financial and non-financial losses.
Contact Us 24/7 for a Free Consultation
If you need to speak with a lawyer about a drowning or near-drowning accident in the Denver area, we encourage you to contact us 24/7 for a free consultation. To speak with one of our experienced premises liability lawyers about your case, please call (303) 333-8000 or inquire online today.