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Wrongful Death Attorneys for Drownings in Pools, Lakes, and Rivers in Champaign, Sangamon, and Macon Counties

When a person is killed, their loved ones will not only have to deal with emotional distress, but they may experience financial problems due to the loss of income the person would have earned, the costs of medical treatment, and expenses related to funeral and burial arrangements. Drowning is one common cause of accidental deaths, and in these cases, family members may struggle to determine who was responsible and whether a person or organization can be held liable for their loved one's wrongful death. Fortunately, by working with a skilled personal injury lawyer, families can take steps to receive financial compensation.

The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney understand that while nothing can bring back a lost loved one, a wrongful death claim can provide a victim's family members with the resources they need, and it can help them find closure and move on from the tragedy they have suffered. With over 40 years of experience and more than $400 million recovered in personal injury and wrongful death cases, we understand how to show that a person's drowning death occurred because of someone else's negligence, and we will do what it takes to make sure a victim's loved ones are fully compensated.

Negligence Leading to Drowning Deaths

Depending on the circumstances surrounding a drowning incident and the location where it occurred, multiple different people or organizations may be responsible. These cases may involve:

  • Swimming pools - A homeowner may be liable for drownings that occur at a private pool, including in cases where a person drowns due to a lack of safety measures such as fences or alarms. When drownings take place at a public pool, a government facility may be liable due to a failure to provide lifeguards or because equipment was not properly maintained. Owners of facilities such as water parks may also be liable for drowning deaths that take place due to inadequate supervision or equipment malfunctions.
  • Boating accidents - Drownings in the lakes and rivers in central Illinois often involve boats. A boat's owner or operator may be liable for a drowning death that occurred because of a collision that took place due to the operation of a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. An owner may also be responsible for drownings that occur when a boat capsizes or sinks because it was not properly maintained or because passengers were not provided with safety equipment such as life preservers.
  • Defective equipment - Items such as boats, canoes, or rafts that are rented to consumers must be properly maintained. Individuals, companies, or government organizations may be responsible for drownings that occur because equipment is not safe to use. Product manufacturers may also liable if a person drowns while using a defective product such as a jet ski, boat engine, scuba gear, or life preserver.

Contact Our Bloomington Wrongful Death Lawyers

If your loved one has died due to drowning at a swimming pool, water park, lake, or river, Kanoski Bresney can help you find out who was responsible, and we will work to make sure you are properly compensated for your loss. In addition to helping you receive payments that address the financial issues resulting from a wrongful death, we will fight to make sure you are repaid for your emotional trauma, loss of companionship, and other ways your family has been affected. To set up a free consultation with our attorneys, contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We represent families in wrongful death cases in Macon County, Sangamon County, Schuyler County, Champaign, Bloomington, Quincy, Adams County, Pekin, McDonough County, Peoria County, McLean County, Champaign County, Springfield, Tazewell County, Macomb, Peoria, Decatur, Rushville, and all of Illinois.

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