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Unintentional Drowning & Near-Drowning Lawsuits

Fatal drownings and near-drowning incidents can have profound and permanent repercussions. From serious injuries to losing a loved one, victims facing these consequences may have the right to pursue legal action if they believe the incident could and should have been prevented if not for another’s negligence.

Our Drowning Accident Lawyers

At The Becker Law Firm, we focus on litigating matters within the civil justice system – a platform which provides victims and families an opportunity to make their voices heard in the fight for justice and financial compensation.

Backed by award-winning lawyers, we’re known for tackling challenging, high-stakes cases, and helping clients across Ohio and beyond secure millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

Why Choose The Becker Law Firm?

  • Led By an NBTA Certified Civil Trial Specialist (Michael Becker)
  • Nationally Recognized Legal Team with Over 100 Years’ Experience
  • Proven Results in Complex Injury & Wrongful Death Cases
  • Unwavering Commitment to Clients, Personal Attention

Call (440) 252-4399 or contact us online to speak with an attorney.

Drowning Accidents & Non-Fatal Near-Drowning Injuries

Time on the water is meant to be an enjoyable experience, but statistics reveal the deadly risks faced by swimmers, boaters, and others who spend time in, on, or near bodies of water. As the CDC reports:

  • An average of 10 people die each day from unintentional drownings in the U.S.;
  • Roughly 20% of drowning victims are children ages 14 or younger;
  • For each child who dies as a result of drowning, another 5 require emergency medical attention for nonfatal near-drowning injuries;
  • Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury-related death nationwide.
  • Boating accidents account for a large percentage of drowning accidents – with over 330 deaths attributed to boating-related incidents each year.

Drownings, by definition, are fatal events. Other incidents involving non-fatal submersion injuries are typically referred to as near-drownings. Near-drowning events, though not fatal, can still cause serious injuries and impairments, including brain damage, learning disabilities, and permanent cognitive deficits.

What is Dry Drowning?

Dry drowning occurs when water gets into the lungs. It is a condition in which the lungs suffer acute damage from water aspiration that may progress to respiratory failure after several minutes to hours. 

Signs of dry drowning may include labored or fast breathing, changes in mental health or confusion, pallor skin color, cough, decreased appetite and fluid intake, and the appearance of a "sucked in" chest.

Drowning Accidents: Do I Have a Claim?

The circumstances surrounding drowning accidents can vary widely, as can accident sites. Both drownings and near-drownings are reported at facilities such as:

  • Private pools (in-ground and above-ground)
  • Community / public pools
  • Lakes (i.e. incidents involving boating accidents)
  • Rivers, streams, and ponds
  • Hot tubs / Jacuzzis
  • Bathtubs
  • Oceans / open waters

While the unique facts of a drowning accident will determine if you may have a potential personal injury or wrongful death claim, it’s important to evaluate whether the incident was preventable if not for the negligent or wrongful acts of another.

Call (440) 252-4399 or contact us online to speak with a drowning accident lawyer.

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How Do I Know if I Have a Case?

The easiest way to know if you have an electrocution/downed power line contact case is to contact The Becker Law Firm directly and talk with us about what happened. If a member of your family has been injured or killed as a result of coming into contact with a downed power line or other electrified device, please contact us today.

You can use the contact form on this page or call us at (440) 252-4399. We’ll speak with you and evaluate the details of your case free of charge. Because we take cases on a contingency basis, you won’t be charged any attorney fees unless compensation is recovered.

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