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A swimming pool or any other body of water often seems to carry an implicit invitation to jump right in.

Sadly, drowning accidents are relatively common in Los Angeles and Southern California, especially during the summer months. And if the victim is a child, it is a devastating experience that many parents will never fully recover from emotionally.

Dealing with the loss or serious injury of a loved one is heartbreaking. Contacting a personal injury lawyer that specializes in drowning accidents can be a difficult decision. However, by allowing the negligent party to walk away without recourse, justice won’t be served.

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The drowning accident lawyers at Cohen & Marzban understand the sensitivity surrounding drowning accidents. While you go through the healing process, we can set the wheels of justice in motion.

If a loved one has been lost or seriously injured in a drowning accident, you might be entitled to compensation.

Cohen & Marzban is one of the top Los Angeles drowning accident attorney firms. We help clients impacted by a drowning accident to receive the compensation they deserve.

Drowning Facts

Statistics show there are about 3,960 fatal and 8,080 non-fatal drowning accidents every year in the United States.

Children are at the highest risk. More children ages 1 – 4 die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects. For children ages 1 – 14, drowning is the second leading cause of death after car accidents.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), non-fatal drownings can lead to costly hospital stays and long-term health problems. More than 40% of drowning victims that require emergency treatment are hospitalized or transferred for further care. Many victims suffer brain damage and long-term disability.

A drowning accident attorney at Cohen & Marzban can help you recover damages for non-fatal drowning accidents as well as wrongful death.

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Let us know if you’re unable to travel to our office. We’ll gladly send one of our drowning accident lawyers to visit you at home or in hospital, anywhere in Southern California.

Why Choose Cohen & Marzban Personal Injury Attorneys?

Results! Results! Results!

With over 45 years of experience, we have already recovered $2,000,000,000+ for our clients!

Our list of accomplishments includes winning The Litigator Award™ – an honor given to only the top 1% of trial attorneys in the United States.

If you need a respected law firm with a proven track record on your side, Cohen & Marzban is the place to go. We stand ready to help you.

All new clients receive a free consultation and if we decide to take on your case, we don’t get paid unless you get paid!

Frequently Asked Questions

What compensation can be claimed for drowning accidents?

In general, the victim of a non-fatal drowning accident can claim compensation for:

  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Hospitalization and medical bills
  • Lost wages and future loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychiatric counseling

In cases involving a fatal drowning accident, the victim’s family may file a wrongful death claim. It includes claiming compensation for:

  • Medical expenses incurred
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost financial support
  • Loss of companionship
  • Counseling

Consult a personal injury lawyer that specializes in drowning accidents on what compensation you may claim depending on the facts of your case.

How long do i have to file a drowning accident claim in california?

As per the statute of limitation in California, you have two years to file a wrongful death claim.

California Code of Civil Procedure 335.1: “Within two years: An action for assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.”

What are the safety laws for swimming pools in california?

Swimming pool safety requirements are typically regulated at state level, but there is federal legislation as well, like the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act).

Pool Safely carries out the provisions of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act), federal legislation mandating new requirements for public pools and spas.

In California, the Swimming Pool Safety Act legislates swimming pool safety. Provisions for public swimming pools are found in 2019 California Building Code (CBC) Chapter 31B

For Los Angeles, the 2020 Los Angeles Building Code (LABC) Sections 3109, 6109, and 8118 shall apply to all pools, unless otherwise stated in Information Bulletin P/BC 2020-014.

Legislation can be onerous. Speak to a drowning accident lawyer at Cohen & Marzban if you have any legal questions. We stand ready to help you!