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Attractive Nuisance Doctrine

Pennsylvania law recognizes the doctrine of 'attractive nuisance' which holds landowners and those who occupy land under leases responsible for injuries to children caused by dangerous "artificial" conditions of land that attract children. Under the attractive nuisance doctrine, if the owner knows or has reason to know that children are likely to trespass and when the artificial condition has the potential to cause death or serious bodily injury, the landowner can be held responsible for injuries suffered by children.

Often, the dangers of attractive nuisance can be eliminated without a significant burden. Statistics show that simply putting a fence around a pool or an artificial lake eliminate as many as 50% of drowning accidents involving children.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

Drowning accidents are categorized under an area of law referred to as premises liability. Premises liability laws govern the responsibility of landowners to maintain safe property conditions and to forewarn visitors of existing hazardous conditions. When a drowning accident occurs, the result can be death or serious injuries. In either case, if drowning was the result of the landowner's negligence, the injured person or his/her family may recover compensation for their losses. Drowning accidents cases require an experienced litigation attorney who will conduct a proper investigation of the drowning accident scene, interview any witnesses, and identify all the responsible parties. The Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania drowning accident lawyers, has been successfully representing drowning accident victims and their families for over a decade.

After a person has drowned, the family is legally entitled to seek compensation from the landowner or person or company in charge of supervising the deceased. Claims can be brought not only for negligence of the person supervising the deceased, but also for failing to supervise the deceased. For example, a hotel or motel that held the swimming pool open to its guests but did not have a lifeguard on duty can be held liable if a guest drowns in the pool. A drowning accident victim's family may seek money damages for their losses. The Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys, will pursue your drowning claim with the utmost professionalism and dedication. If you have lost a loved one in a drowning accident, please read our section on Survival Actions and Wrongful Death Actions to learn more about your right to recover money damages.

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When a person has lost a loved one in a drowning accident, he or she may feel helpless. It is hard enough for people to deal with the loss of a family member, let alone the fact that the drowning death may have been easily prevented.

When a person dies as a result of a drowning accident in Pennsylvania, his/her family may seek monetary damages from the person who is responsible for the victim's death.

  • These damages may cover things such as:
  • medical expenses
  • funeral expenses
  • lost wages
  • lost future wages
  • emotional distress
  • mental impairment
  • physical impairment
  • pain and suffering
  • loss of companionship

The Lassen Law Firm is comprised of leading Philadelphia personal injury lawyers who have extensive legal training and experience in personal injury law. If you have questions about a drowning death in Pennsylvania, call the Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia personal injury attorneys, today for your free consultation.

The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a low 25% contingency fee for all drowning deaths. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.