The Grim Reality of Texas Child Drowning Deaths: Facts and Factors You Need to Know

After 2020 being a year in which many of us spent the bulk of our time at home because of the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic in Texas and across the country, we were relieved to be able to return to at least some semblance of a more “normal” life during the summer of 2021. That includes enjoying swimming and other aquatic activities. Children seemed to find a particular joy in being able to enjoy the 2021 summer months in pools, at lakes, and at oceanside. With our youngsters returning to the water, the grim reality of Texas child drowning deaths serves as a reminder that even in “better times” life can still be fleeting.

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for Texas children under the age of five, according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. This is the Texas governmental agency charged with the sad task of compiling statistics about Texas child drowning deaths every year.

2021 Texas Child Drowning Fatalities to Date

As of August 2021, 63 child drowning deaths have occurred in the Lone Star State. The death rate this far in 2021 can be compared to Texas child drowning fatalities over the course of the past decade:

  • 2020 – 80 child drowning fatalities
  • 2019 – 87 child drowning fatalities
  • 2018 – 91 child drowning fatalities
  • 2017 – 77 child drowning fatalities
  • 2016 – 107 child drowning fatalities
  • 2015 – 75 child drowning fatalities
  • 2014 – 73 child drowning fatalities
  • 2013 – 82 child drowning fatalities
  • 2012 – 74 child drowning fatalities
  • 2011 – 90 child drowning fatalities
  • 2010 – 78 child drowning fatalities

A significant percentage of Texas child drowning deaths occur in residential swimming pools, including at single family homes and at apartment buildings and complexes. As an aside, in addition to Texas child drowning fatalities, a notable number of children also are the victims of a range of different types of injuries. These include traumatic brain injuries that can and do results in a lifetime disability in some cases.

Sobering Fact About Texas Child Drowning Deaths

The single most sobering fact about Texas child drowning deaths is that virtually every single fatality did not need to happen. Nearly all of the dozens upon dozens of child drowning deaths in the state of Texas in the past decade were wholly and completely avoidable. These children simply did not need to die.

Justice and Your Rights Following a Texas Child Drowning Death

If you’re facing the incomprehensible tragedy of trying to carry on with your life after losing your child in a drowning accident, you are not alone. The compassionate team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you during these challenges times.

The fact is that there is no way to obtain full and complete justice if you lost your son or daughter in a drowning death caused by someone else’s negligence. Understanding this reality, the Texas child drowning accident lawyer team at The Doan Law Firm works with families to obtain at least some semblance of justice after the loss of a child.

You can connect with a Doan Law Firm Texas child drowning accident lawyer any time of the day or night by calling us at (800) 349-0000. A Texas-headquartered national law firm, we’ve a number of local offices across the state of Texas where we can schedule a meeting with a child drowning accident attorney:

  • Abilene – (325) 307-0000
  • Amarillo – (806) 590-0000
  • Austin – (512) 806-0000
  • Bryan – (979) 803-0000
  • Corpus Christi – (361) 371-0000
  • Dallas – (214) 307-0000
  • El Paso – (915) 201-0000
  • Fort Worth – (817) 935-0000
  • Houston – (832) 835-0000
  • Lubbock – (806) 557-0000
  • McAllen – (956) 415-0000
  • Midland-Odessa – (432) 653-0000
  • San Antonio – (210) 904-0000
  • Waco – (254) 615-0000

In addition, a Texas child drowning accident lawyer from our firm can meet with you at your home or any location that works for you. We can also arrange a virtual consultation with a Texas drowning accident attorney online as well.

The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee guarantee to you. Our firm will never charge an attorney fee unless we win your case for you. Our firm will fight tirelessly on your behalf to obtain the justice you deserve and the compensation you need.