Improper Lifeguard Training & Aquatic Accidents
Consulting with a Drowning Accident Lawyer
Drowning accidents occur daily throughout the United States, resulting in severe injuries and frequently in the tragic loss of life. If you or a loved one has been involved in a drowning accident or injury which resulted from improper lifeguard training and could have been avoided, you should seek the help of an aquatic accident attorney for advice on your legal rights and options.
Lifeguards at any pool, lake, beach, community recreational center or any other public venue are required to have extensive training in the proper techniques for assisting those who are in danger of drowning. The first and foremost requirement is strong swimming skills. They must also be well trained on the main causes of drowning in order to watch for these types of conditions and help avoid a potential disaster. Most lifeguards are expected to have some form of emergency medical training, such as first aid, CPR, handling shock or cuts and burns.
One of the main issues in developing negligence on the part of a lifeguard due to improper training revolves around whether they have the certifications and training they are required to have when holding that position of responsibility. Failing to take adequate steps due to lack of proper training can lead to devastating results for you or your loved one.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Loss
If negligence on the part of the company responsible for hiring a lifeguard is established due to lack of adequate training, you may have a case for recovery of damages. A near drowning can result in severe brain damage to the innocent victim, causing catastrophic injuries which can require extensive medical care. A death from drowning can devastate a family, leaving them without the love and care of their family member. The Doan Law Firm, P.C. has the caring and dedicated aquatic injury and drowning attorneys you need when faced with the difficult injuries or loss due to a drowning accident. For aggressive representation on your behalf when seeking compensation for your losses, contact our office today.