Actress Demi Moore returned from a foreign trip to learn that a drowning accident had happened at her home while she was away.
Police said that a 21-year old guest of the actress’s assistant was pronounced dead after he was pulled out of the pool where he had been for an estimated 10 to 15 minutes. He reportedly slipped and fell into the pool but did not know how to swim.
A potential lawsuit that can arise from this type of drowning accident may be pursued against a homeowner depending on evidence of lack of safety measures at the site of the accident.
Drowning Accident Injury
Drowning accidents are a leading cause of injury-related death in California and particularly in Orange County, where there are many of bodies of water — natural and artificial. Based on the latest Orange County Fire Authority records, a drowning accident happens every 9 days in Orange County, usually in the summer months.
Young children are at a serious risk of drowning because a child typically views water as playtime. Older people aged 50 and above are also at risk due to physical fitness issues.
People involved in drowning or near-drowning accidents often experience very serious injuries, often for the rest of their lives, such as:
- Brain damage
- Memory loss
- Learning disabilities
- Lifetime problems with cardiovascular, respiratory and neuromuscular system
Claiming Compensation for Drowning Accident
Drownings are a preventable – responsible parties need to ensure that they have taken the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of persons in a pool or public lake or beach.
If someone you love has been injured in a drowning accident, ask your personal injury attorney about claiming compensation. An experienced attorney can assess your situation, identify the party/parties responsible for the harm, and pursue legal action against them in order to obtain the amount of compensation that you legally deserve.
Representing Clients throughout California
In California, the Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP has years of experience in drowning accidents. We handle a wide range of drowning accident cases such as lifeguard negligence, pool accidents at resorts, amusement and water parks, hotels, and public lakes and beaches. We also help families recover compensation after a devastating drowning tragedy resulting in deaths of their loved ones.
We invite you to call us today at (949) 502-8600 to speak to an attorney about your situation.