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Can I sue for improper training of lifeguards that led to my child’s drowning?

Yes, you may be able to sue for the improper training of lifeguards because it led to your child’s drowning. Even though a lifeguard can provide a sense of safety and act as a protection factor, the truth is drowning’s or other serious injury can occur because of improper training of a lifeguard.

Lifeguards should not only have a strong combination of swimming ability and the desire to save lives, but also should be properly trained through classes and have a certification. Some of the most common classes and certifications a properly trained lifeguard should have are: Red Cross Training Certification, YMCA Lifeguard Training Certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and have basic training in standard first aid.

If someone drowns to death in a pool accident due to improper lifeguard training, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death benefits will pay for funeral and burial expenses, amount of income lost due to the death of the family member, pain and suffering, and reasonable value of the society and companionship which the surviving family members have been deprived.

If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a drowning accident due to improper lifeguard training at pool, beach, lake, recreational center or more call our award winning personal injury law firm now at (800) 606-1717.  Our top rated Michigan drowning injury attorneys will give you direct answers to all of your questions and determine whether or not you have basis to file a lawsuit.  Call today for your free, no obligation consultation!

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