If your loved one drowned or nearly drowned in a retention pond, you may be entitled to compensation from a negligent property owner. A retention pond accident lawyer in Jacksonville, FL can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free consultation: 1-800-747-3733.
Retention Pond Accidents Are Preventable — and Can Be Tragic
Retention pond accidents are more common than you might think. On April 23, 2019, a 2-year-old boy drowned in a retention pond located in Baker County. The boy had unhindered access to the retention pond because the owner failed to build a fence around the pond. As a result, the boy fell in the pond and drowned.
The property owner was under contractual obligation to build a fence around the pond. The parents of the 2-year-old are suing the owner for negligence, stating that the property owner should have known the risks. Furthermore, the owner failed to respond to the risks by not building the fence detailed in the building permit. In addition, the owner constructed a dangerous slope and did not provide any signage to warn the community of the water’s dangerous depth.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is representing this family through this difficult time. We are fighting for their rights and helping them as they try to recover their losses.
In another heartbreaking case, a 6-year-old child drowned in a retention pond located in a Southside apartment complex on Hodges Boulevard in Jacksonville on November 22, 2019. As in the case from April described above, this latest incident further illustrates the real dangers that retention ponds pose. In many cases, property owners or management may be liable for drowning accidents that occur in retention ponds on their property.
Representing Victims of Retention Pond Accidents in Jacksonville, FL
We are here to help you and your family if you have suffered from a similar situation.
If you lost a loved one due to an accident on someone else’s property, a retention pond accident lawyer in Jacksonville, FL is ready to listen to your story, discuss your legal options, and represent you in court. We know that nothing can replace the loss of a family member. However, you have legal rights that you may want to pursue to see that justice is done and that those who are liable pay for their negligence.
To find out more about our legal service, contact us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free, no-obligation case review. We are here to answer your questions and help you with your case.
Establishing Fault and Liability in a Wrongful Death Case
A successful wrongful death case requires you establish who is at fault for the accident and the circumstances that led to the death of your family member. We can go over the facts of your case and establish proof of liability in the following ways:
- Visit the property to determine how the property owner neglected to create a safe environment
- Establish how the property owner’s negligence led to the accident and fatality
- Review documents such as property maintenance history, retention pond construction design, contracts, permits, and other records
- Take photos and videos of the property as evidence
- Speak with eyewitnesses or expert witnesses to confirm what happened
- Review ways in which the property owner failed to comply with industry standards, municipal regulations, or state laws
If you believe that the property owner is liable for the death of your loved one, you can call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today to go over the evidence and discuss your case. Call us right now at 1-800-747-3733 for a free case evaluation.
How We Can Help You with Your Wrongful Death Case
A retention pond accident lawyer in Jacksonville, FL is here to help you as you grieve the loss of a family member. Our law firm will do the following for you:
Manage All Aspects of Your Case
You may discover that your case is complex and requires a lot of time and effort to process. We can take the burden off your shoulders by managing your case for you. We can process all paperwork, meet deadlines, engage with all parties involved, and build your case.
Determine the Value of Your Case
Although it is impossible to establish the exact amount of your case, our attorneys can explore what you may be eligible to recover, such as:
- ER and hospitalization expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Financial losses
- Emotional pain and anguish
- Loss of a spouse or parental relationship (consortium)
Negotiate with the Insurance Company
Our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers can communicate with the at-fault party and their insurance company on your behalf. We can negotiate a fair settlement to get you the compensation you deserve.
Take Your Case to a Duval County Court
Our legal team will attempt to negotiate with the insurance company outside of court. However, if the property owner or their insurance company does not want to settle, we may be able to file a lawsuit and take your case to court. We can represent you through litigation.
Time Limits for Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida
According to Florida Statute Section 95.11(4)(d), you have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit from the date of death. If you do not meet the statute guidelines, you may no longer be eligible to file the lawsuit.
A retention pond accident lawyer in Jacksonville, FL may be able to help you determine exactly when the statute expires in your particular case. So, if you plan to move forward with your case, do so immediately to avoid missing the deadline.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for Legal Services in Jacksonville, FL
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we understand how devastating the loss of a loved one can be. We work with families of victims in wrongful death accidents every day. We are here to listen to your case and answer your questions with empathy and honesty.
We Can Help.