A man was killed in a drowning accident in New York City earlier this month at a popular restaurant in a vacation hotspot on Fire Island. The man allegedly drowned in the pool located at the Canteen at Fire Island Pines around 7PM on July 5th. Reports show that the 32-year-old victim was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in the pool at around that time. He was pulled from the water by witnesses and EMTs did attempt to revive him.
Police don’t suspect any criminality in the drowning accident on Fire Island but investigators are trying to uncover how the man could die without anyone noticing at a public pool. They will no doubt be collecting eyewitness testimony, video footage, and other evidence in an attempt to recreate the accident.
The laws and regulations surrounding publically accessible pools in New York City are some of the most stringent in the country. Victims of near drowning accidents in New York City can hold the pool’s owner and operator legally responsible and financially liable for their losses, which include pain and suffering for injuries , lost time from work and unpaid medical bills. Surviving loved ones of those who have passed away in drowning accidents can recover for medical and funeral expenses along the amount of money that their loved one would have contributed to the household over the course of his or her lifetime.
Pool owners have a legal duty to reasonably protect all individuals who use their facilities. That’s why it’s essential that if you’ve been hurt in a near drowning accident or if you’ve lost a loved one in a similar tragedy that you contact an experienced drowning accident attorney in New York City immediately. While a financial recovery will not heal the trauma of such an accident, a monetary award can ease the stress on families in their time of need.
Call the Law offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 for your free consultation today.