A day at the park, getting in a pontoon, and taking a leisurely trip around a lake in California is most people’s perfect day. You want to spend time with your loved ones making memories, and enjoying the sunshine. But people’s negligence can ruin not only that day but can devastate a family forever.
When you head out on the water with your child, it should be a day of joy and wonder. Spending the day in the California sunshine, making memories, and enjoying some peace and quiet should be the ideal day. But when people are negligent with the care and safety of the equipment they issue, the day fills with tragedy instead. At the Mancini & Associates, our California wrongful death lawyers want to discuss a wrongful death that occurred here in Ventura—a mother taking her child out on the water and having it end in tragedy.
In the summer of 2020, the actress from Glee, Naya Rivera, boarded a pontoon boat she rented and headed out on the lake with her son. Five days later, her body was recovered, and her son was found sleeping on the pontoon, safe but adrift.
Her ex-husband filed a wrongful death claim stating that the safety equipment was lacking and the conditions were unsafe on Lake Piru. The lawsuit states the Ventura County and the employees at Lake Piru failed to have an access ladder, anchor, or other safety equipment that would have prevented Rivera’s death.
A simple check of the safety guidelines would have shown that the boat was a prelude to tragedy.
When you are going out on the water, safety should be the most important aspect of the trip. When you put lives at risk, and tragedy ensues, those companies should be held accountable. At Mancini & Associates, our California wrongful death attorneys want to help you get the compensation you deserve when your loved ones die due to someone else’s careless actions.
The family members of wrongful death have to deal with such problems as:
Losing someone to others’ negligence when it could have been entirely prevented by simply following the procedures. We want to help you find the compensation you deserve to get you close to being whole again.
If someone you love has been the victim of a wrongful death caused by someone’s actions in California, please contact us immediately. We pledge to conduct a thorough and full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you deserve. We want you to receive compensation for: