Drowning Accidents Represent a Year-Around Risk
Accident Drowning Vigilance Must be Maintained 12 -Months a Year
With summer technically coming to an end across the United States at the end of September, people tend to become less vigilant when it comes to pool and water safety issues. Outdoor pools in some parts of the country eventually shut down because of weather-related considerations. However, indoor pools and natural bodies of water continue to present drowning accident risks the year around. In other words, merely because cold weather results in some pool closures in certain parts of the United States, drowning accident vigilance can never abate.
High on the list of ongoing pool risks are those associated with resorts and hotels. Families travel the year-around, oftentimes intentionally seeking out resorts and hotels that offer pools and other water attractions. In other situations, families travel to warmer climates to visit relatives and friends at locations that feature pools open the entire year around. More detailed information about the risks presented by pools, and how to protect legal interests in the tragic aftermath of a drowning, can be obtained via The Doan Law Firm drowning accident lawyer hotline at (800) 349-0000.
7-Year Boy Drowns in Unattended Pool Mishap
In most locales across the United States, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of five. Drowning remains one of the most common causes of accidental deaths for children over the age of five as well. In most cases, a drowning accident involving a young child arises because of an unattended or poorly supervised pool
The tragic case of a 7-year old Kansas boy named Levi, visiting his grandfather in Texas, illustrates the dangers associated with an unattended or improperly pool. Levi’s grandfather lives in an apartment complex that features an inviting, albeit usually unsupervised pool.
Unbeknownst to the grandfather, the boy made his way to the pool. Ultimately, someone walking passed the apartment complex caught sight of the boy underwater and at the bottom of the pool. The boy was pulled out of the pool and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Sadly, the boy could not be revived and was pronounced dead.
As is so often the case when a child is involved in a drowning accident, no one is certain how the boy ended up in the pool. The grandfather was unaware that his grandson had made his way out of the apartment to the pool.
The reality is that multiple parties may be deemed responsible for a drowning accident of this nature. In Texas, as is the case in other states, multiple parties may contribute to an accidental drowning. For example, the owner of apartment complex may not have properly secured the pool area to protect against a calamity involving a young child. The property management company may share responsibility as well.
In the end, a skilled, experienced, tenacious drowning accident lawyer is adept at ascertaining all parties who bear responsibility for this type of unthinkable, horrific accident. The Doan Law Firm is recognized as being a nationwide leader when it comes to fighting for justice for drowning victims and their families.
Pool Safety and Drowning Accident Prevention Strategies
There are some basic strategies that you need to always bear in mind when it comes to children and pool safety:
- Always actively supervise children when at a pool or other body of water – even when a lifeguard is one duty.
- Instruct children to always ask for permission to go near any body of water.
- Make certain that a pool is always secured by an appropriate, child-proof barrier.
- Remove all toys and aquatic floats from a pool, pool deck, and the surrounding area to eliminate enticements for children.
- Teach your children to swim at an early age (and make sure you know how to swim as well).
Protect Your Legal Rights with a Drowning Accident Lawyer
Jimmy Doan, the founder of The Doan Law Firm, personally oversees the work of the drowning accident lawyer team. Prior to establishing a nationwide law firm, Jimmy was the drowning investigator for the Galveston Sheriff, a position he held for over 10 years. This unique background provides a client with a depth of understanding that is unparalleled with other law practices.
An initial consultation can be scheduled at a time and place convenient for you by calling (800) 349-0000. Our firm has offices coast-to-coast in the United States. We can also schedule an appointment with you at your home or a virtual consultation via the internet.
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