Massachusetts Personal Injury • Wrongful Death Lawyers
As in the case of many swimming pool drownings in Massachusetts accidents and drowning at public beaches are usually considered to be the fault of the victim. In many cases, inebriated or intoxicated teenagers or adults sneak onto the beach for a late-night swim, without any supervision by lifeguards, with tragic consequences. Since it’s unreasonable to expect the state of Massachusetts to patrol every mile of shoreline, the responsibility for these accidents lies solely with the individuals involved.
That may not be the case, however, if you are injured or a loved one drowns while you’re out at a lifeguard-patrolled beach on a sunny weekend afternoon. It’s the responsibility of 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.
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.
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
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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.
Our Massachusetts Beach Drowning Lawyers assist drowning accident victims 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.