About Beach Accidents
Drowning & Other Accidents Occurring at Beaches
Spending time near the water and on beaches at lakes and the ocean is a favorite pastime of young and old alike. Most beaches where individuals spend the summer swimming or engaging in watersports have lifeguards patrolling the area to try to avoid serious accidents. However, in some cases, even with lifeguards, terrible and tragic accidents occur, whether while swimming or using boats, jet skis or other types of watercraft. These accidents can cause serious injuries, and in the worst cases, fatal drowning accidents.
When the incident has been caused through the negligence of another individual, it is particularly sad, as the tragedy could have been avoided. Those who operate jet skis or
boats without proper safety procedures, or who operate the watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are a terrible hazard to the innocent in the area. If you or a loved one has been the victim in such an accident, it is crucial that you contact a
drowning attorney at once.
Any beach or water-related accident can cause extremely serious injuries, due to the lack of oxygen that is almost always part of the incident. This lack of oxygen to the brain often results in brain damage that is irreversible, or could be partially resolved through months or years of expensive rehabilitation. Many individuals either lose their lives, or will continue through their lives without the bright future that they had prior to the accident, either with permanent brain damage, paralysis or in a permanent vegetative state.
Contact a Drowning Lawyer
At The Doan Law Firm, P.C., the legal team understands the emotional upheaval and grief that families face in these terrible accidents, and takes the case on as a mission and a crusade for the injured. The costs of medical care are likely going to be astronomical; it is necessary that when negligence is involved that the guilty party be brought to justice. A claim for compensation for damages is one form of justice that also can provide the best of medical care for the injured. Contact the firm as soon as possible after the accident so that action can be initiated on behalf of your injured loved one.