There is no doubt that drowning accidents are preventable and when someone you love is seriously injured or killed in a drowning or near drowning accident, you are going to need a professional to help you pursue maximum financial compensation from the legally responsible party. Due to the fact that most drownings are a result of negligence, in many cases financial compensation can be sought and won on behalf of the injured victim and/or their surviving family members. The Doan Law Firm, P.C. can assist victims and their families in all types of situations including amusement park drawings, beach accidents, boating accidents and diving accidents.
The first step in the process will be determining legal liability; deciding who is legally responsible will depend on the facts surrounding the case. For example, child drowning accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. If the small child drowned at a public pool, it could have been caused by lifeguard negligence, improper CPR or improper lifeguard training. On the other hand, if the child was the victim of a lake drowning, the drowning could have been the result of a drunk boating accident or a Jet Ski accident, in which case the boat or Jet Ski operator may be held liable for their actions. While many drowning accidents such as pool accidents, resort pool accidents, and hotel drownings fall under premises liability law, others may fall under product liability law. Cases such as these would include things such as a defective pool fence, or a pool drain cover accident, or a defective pool gate. Because no two situations are identical, it's absolutely critical that you enlist the services of a highly competent legal professional who is familiar with aquatic cases. At The Doan Law Firm, P.C., an Austin drowning attorney is ready to assist you.
The attorneys at the firm understand the stress, anxiety and grief associated with drowning accidents, especially due to the fact that they typically involve the loss of a family member, or severe oxygen deprivation and brain damage for those that survive such tragic accidents. Considering the fact that drowning deaths are not only preventable, but often caused by negligence, then the surviving family members should always be fairly compensated when their loved one is taken away from them before their time. The firm represents accident victims in all scenarios, including those that involve offshore rig drownings, and offshore boat drownings. If you or a love one has contracted a water illness or Cryptosporidium, or if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a pool chemical accident, a school pool drowning or in a spa/hot tub accident, then you are urged to contact the firm at once to learn about drowning accidents and your rights.
Whenever you are dealing with matters of such a large scale that affect your family, you have every right to honest, compassionate and aggressive legal representation. Whether you lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, or if someone was seriously injured in an aquatic accident, you deserve fair and just compensation, and not only that, but the legally responsible party needs to be made aware that they cannot play with safety and put peoples' lives at stake. The firm offers a free consultation for all their prospective clients where they can go over the details of your case and advise you on how best to proceed forward from there. To learn more about drowning accident claims, contact a member of the legal team as soon as possible to get started on your aquatic injury or wrongful death case.
Austin, located in Central Texas, is the thirteenth most populous city in the United States and the fourth most populous city in all of Texas with 820,611 residents as of the 2011 U.S. Census. Austin is the home to many Fortune 500 companies, and "Austinites" are a diverse mixture of government employees, foreign and domestic college students, blue collar workers, high-tech workers and white collar workers. Austin is also known as the "Silicon Hills" as well as the "Live Music Capital of the World." As of 2010, Austin occupied 271.8 square miles with 6.9 square miles of the area consisting of water.
The beautiful city of Austin is situated on the Colorado River, with three artificial lakes including: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin and Lake Walter E. Long. Due to Austin's tendency to be a hot green oasis in the warm summer months, these lakes provide the perfect locale for all sorts of water-related recreational activities including boating, swimming and jet skiing. In addition to Austin's lakes, the Austin-founded American Swimming Association hosts an open water swimming event, the Cap 2 K, and other open water, closed course and cable swim races. Considering the city's inclination for water-related recreational activities, it's safe to assume that a certain proportion of drowning accidents would occur. When innocent men, women and children are involved in a drowning or near drowning accident, an Austin drowning lawyer from The Doan Law Firm, P.C. is available to handle all of the legal aspects of a drowning accident case.