Wrongful deaths- Drowning Tragedies Tragically, in this month alone, four young lives were lost in three separate Texas drowning incidents. Negligence and Water Injuries--Sadly, safety guidelines are not always heeded and often even the mandatory regulations are not always abided. Most drowning and water injury accidents are avoidable. Many of these accidents are due to the negligence of another person or party. In general, negligence is when, “Conduct … falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm.” This is an emotionally charged issue. Nobody is happy when a child dies or is seriously injured. No monetary reward resolves the pain but legally, if negligence occurred it might ward off another child from being harmed.