In California, being in, on, and around water is second nature to most residents and tourists alike. Between the miles of coastline on the Pacific Ocean, backyard swimming pools, water parks, and more people often find themselves around the water year-round. Unfortunately, this makes drowning and other aquatic accidents far more likely, and these tragedies often result in devastating injuries or untimely deaths. The experts at Deldar Legal have successfully represented many clients throughout California who have suffered a drowning or aquatic accident and are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your case.
Drowning and Aquatic Accidents Take Many Forms
Drownings and other aquatic accidents can result in the serious injury or death of a victim and these types of accidents can take many forms. At Deldar Legal, the most common types of water-based accidents include the following:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Hot tub accidents
- Proximate drowning
- Beach accidents
- Waterborne illnesses
- Diving accidents
- Jet ski accidents
- Boating accidents
- Ship accidents, and others.
The type of accident and severity of the injuries could mean that you or a loved one is entitled to collect damages from those responsible for the accident. The knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Deldar Legal understand how to navigate drowning and aquatic accident cases to get you the compensation you need for your injuries.
Compensation for Drowning and Aquatic Accidents
Sadly, many instances of drowning and other aquatic accidents involve a victim who is a minor. When this situation arises, it often means that the victim will require extensive medical treatment and sometimes even a lifetime of care. Compensation for these types of accidents includes coverage of all special and general damages stemming from the injuries.
Special damages includes compensation for all out-of-pocket medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and loss of future income and benefits. Medical expenses include all transportation costs, hospitalization, medical procedures, medication, ongoing treatment, and costs of future care and rehabilitation. General damages include payment for all of the other losses associated with the accident, such as disability, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
In cases of fatal drowning and aquatic accidents, the family of the victim may also seek additional compensation in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages for wrongful death include payment for all final medical bills, funeral costs, burial costs, and compensation for the loss of love, guidance, companionship, and comfort. Talk to a drowning and aquatic accident lawyer today for a more detailed evaluation of your claims.
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Accidents involving the water are always sudden and devastating. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drowning or other aquatic accident in California, the experienced attorneys at Deldar Legal are here to help. Call the office or contact us online to schedule an appointment today to review your case with an expert at our firm.