Drowning is an inherent risk when swimming in a pool, lake, or ocean. However, the possibility of drowning does not always mean that no one is to blame for these devastating accidents. If you or a loved one has experienced a near-drowning or drowning accident, an attorney may be able to identify a liable party.


Some near-drowning and drowning accidents are just that – accidents. Some, on the other hand, are the result of negligence. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, blame may be placed on:

  • The property owner
  • Lifeguards
  • The property manager
  • The pool or equipment manufacturer
  • The boat driver

If you have questions about who may be to blame for a drowning or near-drowning accident, the attorneys at D’Amico & Pettnicchi, LLC are happy to provide answers that pull from their decades of experience navigating personal injury and drowning accidents.


Drowning deaths are such tragic accidents that near-drownings are often seen as miracles. And while the miraculous aspect is true for many people, it can often hide the full impact of almost drowning. Near-drownings can cause severe issues like pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, hypothermia, and brain damage. You can take solace in your or your loved one’s survival after a near-drowning while also seeking justice for the harm the accident caused.


When you, your child, or another loved one experience a near-drowning or drowning accident, you need a team of people you can trust dedicated to your full recovery. Physical and psychological recovery are paramount, and financial compensation can go a long way to bolster the efforts you’re making to heal and move forward after a devastating accident.

Contact D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC to schedule a free consultation. We offer virtual consultations for anyone wishing to meet with us from the comfort and security of their own home.