Stephens Co, GA (September 19, 2021) – A deadly drowning incident involving one victim was reported on Sunday afternoon, September 19, in the Stephens County area.
A 19-month-old toddler died after drowning in Lake Hartwell, per authorities with the Stephens County Coroner’s Office.
According to a release from Coroner Christ Stephens, their office was contacted about the drowning, which occurred near Ridgemore Circle, around 1:30 p.m. Several agencies from both Stephens County and Oconee County responded to the incident.
Stephens said the body of the child was recovered around 3:30 p.m. The victim was identified as a 19-month-old girl, and an autopsy will be performed at the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Atlanta.
It’s unclear if the girl’s parents or guardians were with her when the drowning occurred. No further details have been released but the investigation is ongoing. Deputies with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office say they will provide more information in the coming days.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Drowning Accidents in Georgia
Though boating and drowning accidents are not as common as other incidents involving various other types of transportation in Georgia, they can be devastating.
Generally, these accidents tend to be minor in nature, but they may lead to serious injuries or even death for those involved.
You have many rights to compensation after an accident that occurs due to unsafe premises. Because of this, you should always be prepared to speak with a Stephens County wrongful death attorney.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, make sure you protect their legal rights and learn more about getting your fair, full compensation by reaching out to an experienced lawyer.
Stephens County Wrongful Death Attorney
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our skilled and dedicated Stephens injury attorneys are here to guide you along the path toward justice. Drowning claims and premises liability suits are often complex, and you might wonder what options are available for you in your desperate time of need.
Even if you think you may not have a case, it’s important to consult an experienced lawyer. Our seasoned lawyers are well-versed in Georgia state law and can tailor their advice to match the specific needs of your case.
Furthermore, wrongful death actions in Georgia are notoriously complicated. The facts surrounding the event are almost always in dispute. Those responsible, as well as their large, powerful insurance companies, could argue that they honored their duty of care.
Whether your loved one sustained injuries as a result of an unkempt property or by drowning or falling in parks and recreation spaces, you could be entitled to compensation. Please contact our accident attorneys in Stephens County at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help when you need it the most.
Our legal team will review the facts of your case to ensure your recovery is as stress-free as possible, and we will stop at nothing to ensure you have the best chance of success for your full, fair settlement after an accident.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.