Temperatures are warming up and summer is only a few months away. This means Texas residents will soon start hitting the pools, lakes, beaches and other areas where they can cool down. It is for this very reason that the Texas Drowning Prevention Task Force is holding its April Pools Day event in Dallas, where it will inform families about how they can stay safe in the water and take steps to prevent drowning and aquatic accidents. Drowning Accident Attorney Jimmy Doan, the founder of The Doan Law Firm, P.C., will be speaking at this event, using his years of experience and advanced knowledge of water safety to help others better protect themselves and their loved ones.
The event, which will be held on April 1, 2013 at 10 a.m., will kick off the Texas Drowning Prevention Task Force's first annual April Pools Day water safety campaign. It will take place at the Lake Highlands Recreation Pool, which is located at 9401 White Rock Trail, Dallas, Texas 75238. Doctors, hospitals and organizations from the local area are participating in the campaign.
Attorney Doan is highly qualified to educate others about water safety and drowning prevention. In addition to being a strong legal advocate for individuals and family that have suffered from drowning and aquatic accidents, he is also the holder of various certifications related to water safety. He has received certifications from the National Swimming Pool Foundation, the Texas Department of Health and the American Red Cross. These certifications allow him to train lifeguard instructors, train water safety instructors, inspect pools and spas, serve as an emergency medical technician and much more.
Are you wondering why water safety is so important? Here's why—drowning is the No. 2 cause of accidental injury-related deaths for children ages 1 through 14 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Children under the age of five are especially vulnerable, as they have the highest drowning rates. Adults should never leave children unattended while they are swimming or playing in the water. Just stepping away shortly can be very dangerous, as it only takes a few minutes for a child to drown. April Pools Day is an annual event that was started by the Safe Kids Greater Houston Coalition. The Texas Drowning Prevention Task Force is now bringing this event to North Texas.
The Doan Law Firm, P.C. provides legal representation for individuals who have suffered from just about all types of drowning and aquatic accidents, whether they occurred while the victim was visiting a public pool, taking an offshore boating trip or taking a Jet Ski excursion. Sometimes, pool operators, lifeguards, beach patrol or others cause these accidents due to negligent acts. In these types of cases, the law firm works tirelessly to help victims seek the maximum level of compensation for their injuries and losses. Contact the firm to learn how you can receive a free initial consultation with a competent drowning accident attorney!