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Drowning of loved ones and wrongful death lawsuits

With warmer weather arriving comes all sorts of fun summer activities for you and your family to participate in. When around a body of water, it's important to be cautious as accidental drowning can happen to kids or adults alike. Some bodies of water, like pools or public beaches for instance, may have life guards on duty or some other level to protect those in the water from drowning. Other locations may just owe a duty or a liability to their visitors.

When people think about wrongful death suits, they don't often think about drowning. But the reality is that a fatal accident can happen in a variety of ways. There may be a negligence or liability connection to a drowning even if it isn't immediately apparent to loved ones. This is because Pennsylvania state and federal law governs most drowning legislation, regulations and rules even in fatal boating accidents. If your loved one drowned on premise or even at certain beaches.

Wrongful death suits not only can put responsibility on negligent or careless parties but it can do more than that. Wrongful death suits often seek damages for the losses a family suffers financially, emotionally and in every way imaginable. Damages received can help kids who have lost an income from the loss of a parent. Drowning in a hotel pool or something similar may have cause to seek wrongful death suit damages.

All drowning deaths have a series of events that lead up to the sudden and unimaginable loss of a loved one. Those series of events could indicate fault on behalf of a person or party. It could also mean that there is attributable party, person or reason why a loved one drowned. Whatever your goal, a wrongful death suit could be in order after losing your loved one.

Source:, "Drowning," Accessed May 14, 2018

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