The Liability Issue at the Heart of Naya Rivera’s Untimely Death


A Terrible Tragedy on The Water.

Unfortunately, the story of Naya Rivera ended far too soon. The 33-year-old actress was confirmed dead after a probable boating accident in California. The former Glee star was believed dead after going missing on a boating trip with her son. There is still much info still to be released. However, it appears that the boat may have tipped over. Rivera’s son was found alone in the craft. Unfortunately, on Sunday, authorities found a body. On Monday, it was confirmed to be the former Glee star.

Risk at the Lake.

The 33-year-old tied as part of her boating expedition. Only her 4-year-old son survived. He said that his mother and he went swimming, yet she did not return to the boat. The accident occurred at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. Authorities originally had issues during the search due to poor water visibility and objects under the water. Over 80 people were involved with the search originally. The lake is known for its whirlpools— which caused other deaths in the past.

The local officials did not take proper action to protect boaters and swimmers. For the untrained, Lake Piru is a major challenge. This also makes it a significant injury and drowning risk. If authorities did nothing and knew of the risk, they could be liable. Local residents requested signs put up around the lake. However, that as of yet hasn’t happened. Furthermore, Rivera’s death was not the first at the site. In addition, the risk inherent at the site was ignored.

These factors all come together as a possible case of civic negligence. Local or county officials likely knew of a potentially deadly issue and, for whatever reason, did not act upon it. Perhaps it was due to time. Maybe it was due to money. Perhaps it was due to willful negligence.

Regardless of the immediate cause, another life was extinguished, at least in part, due to their inaction. The case is still unfolding, and I plan to cover it extensively. I’ve already written an op-ed about the risk of watercraft and possible child endangerment for the unprepared. I’ll keep on it– and you can reach me through other articles on the site or at michael@ehlinelaw.com. God Bless Naya Rivera’s family and let us all pray that something like this never happens at Lake Piru again.

Ehline Law Firm - Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC
Attorney at Law

Michael P. Ehline Esq,

Downtown Los Angeles Corporate Offices


Downtown Los Angeles Office
633 West 5th Street #2890
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Navigation

Ehline Law Firm - Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC
Attorney at Law

Michael P. Ehline Esq,

Other Los Angeles County Meeting Places

Long Beach Office

5001 Airport Plaza Dr Ste 210
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 731-0668
Directions

West Hollywood Office

8752 Holloway Drive Ste 304
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 666-3944
Directions

Santa Monica Office

201 Wilshire Blvd. Fl 2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 237-6218
Directions

Torrance Office

3961 CA-1
Torrance, CA 90505
(424) 999-7246
Directions

Marina Del Rey Office

4640 Admiralty Way Ste 500
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 331-8775
Directions

Hermosa Beach Office

633 West 5th Street #2890
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 596-9642
Directions

Beverly Hills Office

509 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(424) 666-3967
Directions

Glendale Office

655 N Central Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 485-2311
Directions

Inland Empire Meeting Places


Rancho Cucamonga Office

8333 Foothill Blvd #200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 963-0709
Directions

Riverside Office

11801 Pierce St, Ste 200
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 777-2877
Directions

San Bernardino Office

198 North Arrowhead Ave. #20
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 693-5417
Directions

Orange County Meeting Places


Costa Mesa Office

600 Anton Boulevard #11
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 891-0357
Directions

Laguna Niguel Office

23046 Avenida de la Carlota, Ste 600
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 371-8350
Directions

Irvine Office

9180 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 207-7193
Directions

Newport Beach Office

5160 Birch St #110
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 891-0127
Directions

Orange Office

333 City Blvd. #17
Orange, CA 92868
714-912-9724
Directions

Other California Meeting Places


Rancho Cucamonga Office

1999 S Bascom Ave, Ste 700
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 940-3996
Directions

San Francisco Office

50 Francisco Street #460
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 684-7688
Directions

Carlsbad Office

1902 Wright Pl, Ste 200
Carlsbad, CA 95008
(760) 517-9022
Directions

Ehline Law Firm - Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC
© All rights reserved.
Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC