Boston Public Beach Drowning

While it may not be possible to recover damages from an ineffective or improperly trained lifeguard—who is often barely a teenager himself—you may have a case against that lifeguard’s employer if you are injured (or if a loved one drowns) while swimming along the shore.

Beach Accident and Wrongful Death LawyersAbout Massachusetts Public Beaches

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is a state-run agency that is responsible for maintaining dozens of salt water beaches in many communities across Massachusetts. Many DCR oceans and beaches are open to the general public from memorial day to labor day.

The DCR is responsible for hiring and supervising lifeguards during beach season. All lifeguards must be at least 18 years old.  It’s the responsibility of the authorities, via the lifeguards on duty, to warn swimmers whenever there are dangerous conditions like “rip tides,” undertows or even (as rare as they are) shark sightings.

Each year, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10 people die from accidental drowning each day. Two of the 10 are estimated to be children ages 14 and younger. Unintentional drowning is the second leading cause of death among children ranging from age 1 to age 14.  More Information and Accidental Drowning Statistics

Public Beach Drowning Attorneys

While it may not be possible to recover damages from an ineffective or improperly trained lifeguard—who is often barely a teenager himself—you may have a case against that lifeguard’s employer if you are injured (or if a loved one drowns) while swimming along the shore.

Public Beaches In and Around Boston

The following is a list of Boston Public Beaches that are located in and around the Boston area:

Malibu Beach, Morrissey Blvd. Dorchester
Savin Hill Beach, Morrissey Blvd. Dorchester
Tenean Beach, Tenean St. off Morrissey Blvd. Dorchester
Wollaston Beach, Quincy Shore Drive Quincy
Carson Beach, Day Boulevard South Boston
Castle Island, Day Blvd. South Boston
City Point South Boston
M Street Beach, Day Blvd. South Boston
Pleasure Bay, Day Blvd. South Boston
Constitution Beach, Orient Heights East Boston
Nahant Beach, Nahant Causeway Nahant
Revere Beach, Revere Beach Blvd. Revere
Salisbury Beach Salisbury
Short Beach, Winthrop Pkwy. Revere
Winthrop Beach, Winthrop Shore Drive Winthrop

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We understand that no amount of compensation will resolve the pain of losing someone you love, but the law entitles you to seek civil justice as a means to help you begin to put your life back together and in some cases, allows for punitive damages as a means of civil punishment against responsible parties.  We also appreciate that talking about your loss and compensation is difficult for you.  That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation, initial consultation.  To talk with an experienced lawyer who cares about you and your family, contact us today.

Boston Beach Accident and Drowing Accident Lawyers

Our wrongful death and accidental beach drowning lawyers assist fatal accident victims’ families throughout all of Massachusetts including but not limited to Plymouth County, Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Holbrook, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Westport, Dartmouth, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Lakeville, Norton; Cape Cod, Hyannis, Falmouth, Barnstable and the Greater Boston area including Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Everett, Lawrence, Lynn, Revere, Dorchester, Roxbury.