Drownings

Effective and Aggressive Legal Representation in Drowning Cases

In 2007, there were 32 drowning deaths in the State of Missouri. Rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds are dangerous even for experienced swimmers. If such safety standards are not followed, the people or entities responsible for carrying out these standards may be liable. Most drownings can be averted with the use of personal flotation devices (PFDs).  According to the Missouri State Water Patrol, in the 141 drownings they have investigated on Missouri rivers over the last 10 years, all but one victim was not wearing a life jacket. During this 10-year period, alcohol was a contributing factor in 42% of these deaths.

Other causes of drowning include lack of proper supervision and lifeguards, poor swimming ability, unfamiliarity with the hazards of rivers and streams including strong currents, hidden dangers, and exhaustion. Some drownings are tragic accidents, but not caused by anyone. In other cases, however, the drowning is caused by the negligence of another party.

When this is the case, you have the right to take them to court and demand to receive damages based on the details of your case.

Get the Legal Help You Need

If you have been injured in the water or if you have lost a loved one in a drowning, Ryan R. Cox and Associates has the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you during this most difficult time. If you need legal advice, please call Mr. Cox directly at 636-946-6886 or contact us online for a free consultation.