I am very familiar with people who suffer tragedy as certified specialist by the State Bar of Arizona in wrongful death and personal injury litigation. Many of our clients suffer tragedies that change their lives or who have lost loved ones through unanticipated traumatic occurrences. Yet the number of drownings that occur in Flagstaff, Tucson, Phoenix, and throughout Arizona is simply overwhelming.
Published reports tell a chilling story, stating that drowning is the number one cause of death for children between the ages of one to four years of age. Another study states that, other than deaths in motor vehicle accidents, drowning is also the leading cause of death for children aged one to fourteen.
These numbers mean nothing to the family that is trying to cope with a drowning tragedy. In most cases, filing a lawsuit or hiring Arizona swimming pool accident attorneys is one of the last things that occurs to families when they first learn that a family member has drowned or nearly drowned. At some point, however, families begin to consider their legal options.
For some families, a wrongful death suit is about gaining a bit of justice and hopefully deterring the negligence that may have caused the accident so other children will not share the same fate. Yet before they decide to proceed with a claim, the families deserve to know about the strengths and weaknesses of the case. They need to know about their legal options and the time deadlines in their claim.
If you or someone you know is looking into whether they should file a wrongful death or personal injury claim, please call us at Breyer Law for more information. Please also contact us if you have already decided to pursue a claim, but just want an honest evaluation of it from a reputable Phoenix injury and wrongful death lawyer. We will offer you honest advice that will allow an informed decision to be made so that your family’s best interests are taken into account.