Mahwah, NJ – Three-Year-Old Airlifted After Near-Drowning on Wyckoff AveNY/NJ Legal News
Mahwah, NJ (May 20, 2022) – A toddler was med flighted to Hackensack University Medical Center after almost drowning in someone’s backyard pool in Mahwah on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18th.
The 3-year-old boy was unconscious but reportedly breathing on his own when emergency responders arrived at the residence on Wyckoff Avenue near the Ramsey border.
According to a witness, the child did regain consciousness and was picked up at the nearby George Washington School field by AirMed 1.
No additional information has been made available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Liability for Drowning Incidents in New Jersey
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is just one of the federal agencies that are responsible for reporting drowning incidents in the United States. Their findings have recognized some apparently common causes of many water-based accidents, including those that result in a fatal drowning. The most prominent ones include:
- Lack of swimming ability
- Lack of proper supervision
- Lack of personal floatation devices
- Health issues
Even though death by drowning is surely the worst possible outcome for a day at the pool, there are numerous other kinds of serious personal injuries that can occur. The ones most frequently encountered are:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ligament sprains and bone fractures
- Electrical shocks/Electrocutions
Drowning accidents are almost universally unintentional. Given the serious consequences that can result from a pool-related incident, it is natural for injured victims or surviving family members to seek justice and financial compensation.
Based on the circumstances of your accident, there are many different legal actions you could take. Bringing a personal injury suit is the most common way for injured parties to recover their damages. A wrongful death claim would be an appropriate response to a fatal drowning event.
Many victims are confused about where to begin the legal process of filing a lawsuit after a pool injury or drowning due to the fact that negligence can be somewhat tricky to establish in these cases. In actuality, depending on the events leading up to your accident, the respondent in your suit could be the owner of the swimming pool, the manufacturer of a faulty pool cover or defective pool gate, a swimming pool design or construction company, or maybe even a property developer.
It could also be the case, as it sometimes is, that more than one of these people or businesses could be found negligent in a drowning case. The laws in New Jersey that deal with drownings are extremely complicated, which is why individuals considering pursuing compensation for one are urged to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure victims have their legal rights protected so they can move on after an accident. Contact our premises liability lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.