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Lifeguard Negligence

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Lifeguard Negligence Attorneys

Holding Managers & Lifeguards Accountable for Drowning Accidents

The duty of a lifeguard is to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies, whether it be at a public or private pool area. Unfortunately, there are countless instances where lifeguards fail at their responsibilities, resulting in serious or even fatal injuries. According to Lifesaving Resources Inc., there are more than 100 drowning accidents that occur at guarded facilities every year. If you or a loved one suffered injuries because of a lifeguard’s negligent or careless behavior, you are entitled to seek compensation for the damage caused to you.

The lifeguard negligence attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are dedicated to helping people who have been injured by careless lifeguards nationwide. Our firm has provided financial relief to our clients to pay for their lost wages, medical treatment, and long-term care. We have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we are equipped to help you too.

Contact our nationwide lifeguard negligence lawyers today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation to find out how we can help you and your family.

The Responsibilities of a Professional Lifeguard

Lifeguards have various responsibilities to prevent people from drowning or sustaining injuries in aquatic facilities. When a person is injured or suffers harm because a lifeguard failed to follow the standards of care, or failed to act at all, that lifeguard would be considered negligent. They would also be considered negligent if they failed to control or stop any behavior that could result in further harm, if they failed to provide care, or if they provided inappropriate care. Lastly, a lifeguard could also be considered negligent if they tried to provide care beyond their scope of practice or level of training.

Other lifeguard responsibilities, according to the American Red Cross, include the following:

  • Monitoring activities in and near the water through surveillance
  • Preventing injuries by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors
  • Enforcing facility rules and regulations and educating patrons about them
  • Recognizing and responding quickly and effectively to all emergencies
  • Administrating first aid and CPR

Lives Changed Every Year Due to Lifeguard Negligence

In 2010, a family lost their 4-year-old child when he drowned at a summer camp. His drowning was caught on surveillance video. In the video, the young boy struggled to swim to the edge of the pool, and in seconds is seen floating facedown in the water. There were two lifeguards just a few feet away, but it took them eight minutes to notice the boy had drowned. If a lifeguard looks away for even a minute, it could lead to irreversible tragedy.

Call Nationwide Lifeguard Negligence Lawyers Today at (888) 493-1629

If you nearly drowned or your loved one drowned in the presence of a lifeguard, you are entitled to seek compensation for their negligent behavior. You shouldn’t have to pay the cost for a lifeguard’s irresponsibility. For that reason, the team of lifeguard negligence attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are dedicated to helping people nationwide get the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. Our team can help you hold the facility mangers accountable for your loss. We have obtained billions of dollars on behalf of our clients to help them rebuild their lives, so call us to learn your legal and financial options.

Contact our nationwide lifeguard negligence attorneys today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation!

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