Each year, summer camps provide great experiences for children throughout the United States. At camp, kids can try new adventures, explore the outdoors, and forge new friendships. When parents wave goodbye to their children for the day or the week, they would never expect to later receive the devastating news that their child has drowned. Sadly, this happens to a number of families each year. A knowledgeable drowning lawyer can help these families understand the next legal steps and fight for compensation for damages. The Doan Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience representing families of drowning victims nationwide.
While parents are required to sign a variety of waivers for their children when sending them to summer camp, these documents do not necessarily waive any liability on the part of the camp or operating organization. If individuals failed to take reasonable precautions to keep campers safe, they may still be held legally responsible regardless of any waiver signed. For example, if a camp counselor takes children swimming in a lake at night, when visibility is poor, and one of the children drowns, that counselor and the camp could be held liable. Similarly, if a child attends a day camp where he or she swims in a pool and drowns due to lifeguard negligence, the camp can still be legally responsible.
If a loved one was recently involved in a summer camp drowning accident or a near-drowning incident, an experienced drowning lawyer from the firm can help. Attorney Jimmy Doan and his team can review your situation, gathering evidence to determine any liability, and fight for the fair compensation you deserve. Each case is handled with the utmost respect and care, while keeping the client's best interests in mind. A legal professional from the firm can be reached day or night to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Get the help you need and contact a drowning attorney from the firm today.