A Georgian died after drowning in Lake Lanier this morning. According to reports, the 20-year-old man was swimming at Lake Lanier Islands in Sunset Cove when he went underwater near a swimming dock. The incident occurred at about 4:00 p.m. Hall County Fire and Rescue crews responded to the scene and pulled the body out of the water slightly less than an hour later.
The man was already dead when he was pulled from the water. If you want more information about drowning incidents, or if your loved one died in a drowning incident at Lake Lanier, another lake, a pool, or in the ocean, you need to contact an attorney to assist you.
At Van Sant Law, there is a team of professionals ready to help you seek damages in court. You may be able to obtain medical damages to cover the costs of your injuries as well as punitive damages to compensate you for the suffering your experienced. If another party is responsible for the death of your loved one, then you can file wrongful death lawsuits against the liable party.
For example, if your loved one drowned because he or she was pushed in water and he or she could not swim, then this would be a reason to sue for liability. Also, many downing incidents can be litigated as premises liability if there is an individual that owned the property and failed to prevent the incident.
Sometimes a property owner can be held liable for an accident merely because of a lack of care for the safety of others on the property. For example, if a property owner fails to fix a rickety dock, and it collapses, causing a man to drown underneath, then the property owner will be held responsible. Learn more about lawsuits of this nature by talking to an Atlanta injury lawyer at the firm today.