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All Types of Drowning Cases: Professional Counsel
The Doan Law Firm, P.C. has gained a reputation as one of the top drowning case law firms in the nation. The founder of the firm, attorney Jimmy Doan, has made it his mission to seek justice for injured victims and families who have lost a loved one in a drowning death.
Cases in which a person is underwater, and near-drowning, often lead to life-changing injuries, most often severe brain damage. The victim often never again regains lost abilities, or may live in a vegetative state. Some recover some degree of ability, over many years of rehabilitation, training and treatment. Find out more.
Amusement Park Drowning
A visitor to an amusement park doesn't usually worry about being injured, much less facing the future without their child, or with a child that is permanently disabled. The firm represents the injured and families who have lost a loved one in a drowning that took place in an amusement park.
Apartment Pool Drowning
Apartment owners must maintain an environment that does not put residents in danger. If a drowning took place in an apartment swimming pool, there may be an act of negligence that was responsible, whether a failure to maintain, faulty drain covers or other situation.
Many of the nation's beaches are protected by lifeguards, giving swimmers a higher level of safety when swimming in the sea. Unfortunately, lifeguards can be negligent in their duties, spending time paying attention to something else, or failing to administer the correctly applied lifesaving techniques. Find out more.
Beach Patrol Negligence
If a beach is kept safer with a beach patrol, it may be believed that there is a higher level of safety for swimmers. In many cases this is true, but there are tragic cases in which the beach patrol failed to act to protect a visitor to the beach, when they should have. In these cases, legal action could be taken against to recover compensation and to seek justice.
This is a nation that loves their boats, and throughout the country, families and individuals take every opportunity to get out on the water. When there is a drunk or inexperienced boat operator sharing the water, there can be terrible and tragic results. Read more.
Child Drowning Accidents
No parent should have to face the terrible and horrifying experience of having a child drown, either dying or facing a life of disability through brain damage. After such a tragedy, it is imperative that you are reprinted by a highly qualified drowning lawyer.
Country Club Pool Accidents
If a family member has drowned in a country club pool, whether an adult or a child, the legal situation can be complex. Was the country club negligent, and if so, exactly what took place? At The Doan Law Firm, P.C., a full investigation of the facts takes place as the first step.
A certain parasite can survive in warm water, even when heavily chlorinated. This parasite, Cryptosporidium, can cause serious physical damage, particularly for any person with a compromised immune system. The damage to the body can take many months to resolve, or could result in death.
Cruise Ship Injuries
Many people save for years to finally get the opportunity to take a cruise. Birthdays, anniversaries, and family reunions can turn deadly when a person drowns while on board, or by falling overboard. These cases fall under federal law as opposed to state law, and require a high level of skill to resolve favorably.
Defective Pool Fence
Pool fences must be maintained, and cannot have areas in which access could be gained, such as piles of objects near a fence, gates that are unlocked, or inadequate fencing, as children could get into the area and subsequently drown. Read more.
Defective Pool Gate
A defective pool gate that does not lock when people exit or jams can make it possible for children to enter the area, and then when playing near the water, fall in and drown, either in the pool or in a hot tub. Whether this occurs at an apartment, hotel or resort, it is important that a qualified attorney is retained to hold the parties accountable for the tragedy.
There are many cases throughout the U.S. every year in which a person is seriously injured or killed in a diving accident, whether a professional diver, rescue diver or a person who dives for recreation. These cases are often complex, as determining the reason behind a death by drowning can be complex, including a full investigation into the equipment, safety procedures in place and other facts.
Diving Board Accidents
When a swimmer in a public, private or hotel pool is using the diving board, it is expected that it will be safe and that there is very little possibility of serious injury or death. Unfortunately, there are cases in which divers are permanently injured when diving off a diving board, including head injuries, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Find out more.
Drowning Accidents & Your Rights
What are your rights in a case of drowning that led to injuries or death? The answer lies in whether another party could be found liable. Each case is unique with regard to what occurred, and should be carefully evaluated by a legal professional who has the experience to identify what party could be held liable. When negligence is established, you have the right to full compensation for all damages.
The loss of a loved one in a drowning death is a tragic situation, often with legal ramifications. Discuss your case with an attorney who has extensive experience in drowning cases. There is justice in the form of compensation, and the fact of holding the negligent party accountable.
Drunk Boating Accidents
It is illegal to operate a watercraft while intoxicated, but this doesn't stop many people from drinking to excess while on the water. This puts everyone sharing the water at risk, and is often the underlying cause in many cases of drowning.
Homeowner's Association Pool Accidents
If you have a pool managed by a homeowner's association, and your loved one has been seriously injured or died in the pool, legal action can be taken against the association if any form of negligence is involved, including a failure to maintain, lack of warnings and other situations.
A drowning in a hotel pool or spa is a terrible tragedy. Based upon the facts in the case, it may be that an act of negligence led to the drowning, and this should be determined as early as possible after the incident occurs.
Falling through ice and drowning could be the result of an act of negligence, based upon what exactly occurred, the location, and who was involved. Contact a drowning lawyer to help you understand your rights and whether a claim or lawsuit could be filed.
CPR must be administered correctly to save a life. A failure to do so can allow a drowning victim to die that could have been saved. Get the facts from our drowning attorney.
Improper Lifeguard Training
A lifeguard that has the duty to protect swimmers must be correctly trained. When this has not occurred, in a life-threatening situation, the lifeguard may fail to take the right action, leading to an unnecessary death. Read more.
Jet Ski Accidents
There are many people who take to the waterways on jet skis that are inexperienced or take risks that endanger swimmers or boaters. When a jet ski operator does not adhere to the safety rules, it opens the door to the ability to file a claim or lawsuit if another party drowned or was injured.
Throughout the USA, there are thousands of lakes that are used for recreation, including boating, swimming and ice fishing. When something goes wrong, and a person drowns or suffers a near-drowning, it may be possible to seek compensation in many cases. Find out more.
Lifeguards are often young people who are physically fit, and have been trained in various lifesaving procedures. Even after being trained, and understanding the importance of the job, some lifeguards have been found to have been inattentive, poorly trained, or incapable of taking action that could save a life.
Negligent Pool Maintenance
Maintaining a pool so it is safe for swimmers is the duty of a pool owner or operator. When there is failure to do so, tragedy can strike an innocent person, leading to death or catastrophic injuries. The situation should be evaluated by a legal professional to determine who can be held liable.
Offshore Boat Drowning
Cases of drowning offshore are under the jurisdiction of the federal government, and different laws than those that impact drowning cases on land. Any claim or lawsuit filed must be under the management of a skilled attorney familiar with maritime law.
Offshore Rig Drowning
Oil rigs are dangerous at the best of times; when there has been a failure to have safety procedures in place, a worker or visitor to the rig could drown. Other cases involve professional divers that are working in some capacity on the rig. Read more.
One of the most common types of drowning cases are those that take place in a residential, commercial or public pool. Any such case should be evaluated to determine if any party could be held liable, and compensation recovered for the injured or the family.
Pool Chemical Accidents
The chemicals used in pool maintenance are deadly to humans, and must be dispersed through the water before any person enters the pool. If the quantity of the chemicals is incorrect, any swimmer could suffer toxic exposure and could become extremely ill or die.
Pool Drain Cover Accidents
Pool drain covers that are in pools that charge admission or are easily accessible to the public are required to be of a certain type, under federal law. Many pool owners have failed to upgrade the pool to meet current requirements, leading to a drowning, usually of a child. Read more.
Pool Operator Negligence
Pools are managed by various parties, sometimes by owners, managers or other parties. If the pool operator has failed to maintain the pool correctly and has endangered those who use the pool, these parties could likely be held accountable by filing a claim or lawsuit.
Public Or City Pool Accidents
Throughout the nation, towns and cities provide public pools that are accessible to everyone in the area. These pools are most often maintained by the city, and have lifeguards to protect the safety of swimmers. If a death by drowning has occurred, the city itself may be forced to pay damages to the family.
Resort Pool Accidents
At The Doan Law Firm, P.C., we represent families and injured parties that have suffered serious injury or death by drowning at resorts. These cases can be complex to resolve, and resorts most often call upon big name defense litigators to try to avoid paying damages, or to negotiate the lowest settlement possible. This is when you need an equally powerful drowning lawyer advocating for you.
Many people enjoy white water rafting, river swimming and boating. These activities can turn into a terrible tragedy when a life is lost through drowning. If your family member has drowned on a river, get your case evaluated by a qualified lawyer so you know what rights you have, and what parties could be held accountable.
School Pool Drowning
Many schools throughout the nation provide swimming pools for students that are used for competitions or swimming lessons over the summer, and for physical education. When a child drowns in a school pool, it is time to speak with the best drowning lawyer you can find.
Spa Or Hot Tub Accidents
There are various situations that can lead to death or serious injury in a hot tub or spa. Faulty drains that suck a small child underwater, unable to be released, exposure to parasites that cause severe illness and other types of injury cases should be addressed with the assistance of a skilled drowning lawyer.
Summer Camp Drowning Accidents
When we send our children off to summer camp, we are hoping they get exercise, fresh air, and have a chance to get out of the city. When a drowning takes place, it is the most profound shock any parent could experience. If this happened to your family, call the firm at once.
Virginia Graeme Baker Act
This federal Act was passed to protect children from drowning, after Virginia Graeme Baker, the granddaughter of Secretary of State James Baker III, drowned in a hot tub due to a drain that pulled her underwater. All public pools, hotel and resort pools and pools that are easily accessible are required to have the type of drain cover that will protect children from this terrible tragedy.
Exposure to germs, bacteria and parasites can lead to severe illness or death. If a pool or spa is not correctly maintained, with the proper chemical balance, extreme illness could affect any party who enters the pool.
Water Park Accidents
A family fun day at the water park could end in tragedy when a drowning takes place. Young children can be forced underwater by other children, or head injuries take place when a child is hit by another coming down a water slide. A child can drown in minutes. Find out more.