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Drowning Accidents Lawyer

Drowning and near-drowning accidents are complex legal cases always best handled by an experienced personal injury or wrongful death law firm in Denver.

These cases are most commonly pursued under the laws of negligence, which holds at-fault parties responsible for failing to use reasonable care to prevent injury, or premises liability, which seeks to hold property owners, managers or tenants responsible for injury or death caused by dangerous property conditions.  

Drowning Accident Attorney in Denver

In either case, your Denver drowning attorney must prove:  
  • The defendant had a duty of care. 
  • Defendant breached duty of care.  
  • Breach resulted in harm to the victim. 
  • Resulting harm was foreseeable.  
  • Your injuries were a direct result of the defendant’s breach of duty.  
FIEDLER Trial Lawyers provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer in Denver or the surrounding areas, including Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.  

Drowning Lawsuits in Colorado

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than 4,000 drowning deaths occur each year in the United States – an average of more than 11 a day. Thousands more suffer near drowning, which can result in uncertain medical outcomes that include brain injury and other long-term medical consequences.  

Drowning-related disabilities are life-changing in multiple ways. Medical costs for patients can average  $180,000 per year. If there is permanent brain damage or disability, costs can reach $4.5 million during a victim’s lifetime.  

These accidents most often result in the serious injury or death of a toddler. Three children ages 1-4 are killed in drowning accidents each day in the United States.  

Common causes of drowning injuries in Denver include:  

  • Swimming pool accidents 
  • Spa and hot tub injuries 
  • Accidents at private ponds 
  • Drownings in lakes, springs and rivers 
  • Hotel and resort accidents 
  • Accidents resulting from poor supervision 
  • Accidents involving child caregivers  

Depending upon the scenario, identifying at-fault parties can be a complex process. For example, an incident in a public river or stream may not involve an obvious at-fault party. However, the same incident while participating in a supervised youth group may result in a claim of negligent supervision against one or more parties.  

Why Hiring an Experienced Drowning Accident Lawyer Is Important

In addition to identifying all at-fault parties and their insurance companies, your drowning injury attorney must also build a comprehensive case for both current and future damages. This often involves using outside medical and financial experts that can make a complete determination of current and likely future losses associated with a drowning or near drowning.  

A personal injury lawsuit is brought by a surviving victim, while a wrongful death lawsuit is brought by surviving family members in accordance with state law and guidelines. A survival action may also be pursued as part of a wrongful death action to recover costs and other damages on behalf of a victim who initially survives but ultimately dies as a result of drowning injuries and other resultant medical complications. Each type of case has unique legal requirements and is best handled from the outset by a drowning injury law firm with the knowledge, experience and resources to win justice for the entire family.

Asked Questions

What to do after a car accident?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, there are several important steps you should take to protect your health and legal rights
  • Dial 911 – Emergency Services. Get checked out by emergency responders, even if you think injuries are minor, you should always get evaluated. If the accident involved a motor vehicle, file a report with the police This documentation could be important later on.
  • Document the Scene: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to vehicles or property. Collect contact information from witnesses and others involved in the accident READ MORE…

When involved in a personal injury claim, the process can be very intimidating. Many individuals facing this situation are often dealing with life-altering injuries, high medical bills, financial hardships and find themselves feeling very vulnerable.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be beneficial in a variety of situations, particularly when you have sustained significant injuries or damages due to someone else’s negligenceREAD MORE…

After being injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering if you actually need to hire a personal injury lawyer. You would want to consult with an attorney, because in most cases, there will be an opposing party in your case that will be working against you. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your case is important to ensure you receive the best possible representation and outcome. Hiring a Denver Personal injury lawyer that specializes in that area of law is crucial, to ensure that you are getting proper representation, and your case is in good hands. Having an experienced lawyer like FIEDLER Trial Lawyers is helpful and provides powerful representation.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right lawyer:READ MORE…

The cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer can vary depending on the lawyer and the specifics of your case. However, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if they win your case. Here’s how the contingency fee structure typically works and other potential costs to consider:

Contingency Fees: Percentage of Recovery: If the lawyer works on a contingency fee basis, they will take a percentage of the settlement or judgment amount you receive if you win your case. This percentage is typically around 33% to 40% but can vary depending on the lawyer and the jurisdiction.

No Win, No Fee: If you do not win your case, the lawyer will not charge you for legal fees. However, there may still be other costs you could be responsible for (discussed below).RAED MORE…

In a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to several types of compensation, also known as damages, to address the losses and injuries you’ve suffered due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. The types of compensation typically fall into three main categories: economic, non-economic, and, in some cases, punitive damages. Here’s an overview of each:

Economic Damages: These damages are intended to compensate you for actual financial losses resulting from the injury:

Medical Expenses: Compensation for past, current, and future medical costs, including hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other necessary medical treatment. READ MORE…

The value of a personal injury case can vary greatly depending on several factors unique to your situation. Since each case is different, there is no standard formula to calculate the exact value. However, here are some key factors that generally affect the worth of a personal injury case:
Severity of Injuries: The more serious and long-lasting your injuries, the higher the potential value of your case. This includes considering whether your injuries result in permanent disability or disfigurement.
Medical Expenses: Your case will take into account all medical expenses you have incurred, as well as future medical costs related to your injury.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: The case can include compensation for lost income due to time off work and any future loss of earning capacity if your injuries affect your ability to work.READ MORE…

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