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Accidental Drowning

As enjoyable as they can be for most of us, pools and natural bodies of water can be very dangerous to children and even some adults. A drowning accident is a severe type of personal injury. The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers of The Levin Firm understand that a drowning accident is the type of injury that can cause people to lose their lives.

When a person becomes submerged in water, the brain is deprived of vital oxygen. This is referred to as a drowning accident, and it is often fatal. In the cases where it is not, it causes serious and permanent brain damage. The longer the individual is submerged in water and deprived of oxygen, the more severe the brain damage will be. Brain damage from oxygen deprivation can cause the victim to fall into a coma or a vegetative state, and is often irreversible.

Though it is referred to as “accidental” drowning, some person or entity is oftentimes responsible for creating the opportunity for the victim to drown. Most cases of accidental drowning can be prevented by providing adequate supervision, using pool and hot tub covers, installing fencing, keeping gates and doors closed, or posting appropriate warning signs. The absence of any of these precautionary measures invites the opportunity for an individual to accidentally drown.

Representing clients who have lost loved ones to accidental drowning requires a team of aggressive investigators and lawyers all devoting their maximum effort to their clients. At The Levin Firm, our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys work together with a team of investigators and support staff to investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.

When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who has lost a loved one due to accidental drowning, contact The Levin Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case.

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