Jimmy Doan is the founder and president of The Doan Law Firm, a nationwide law practice with 40 offices located across the country. Unlike many CEOs and senior partners of large law firms, Jimmy remains a hands-on legal counsel, personally representing clients in a wide range of different types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is particularly active in representing people who have lost family members in tragic drowning accidents.
We took some time to sit down with Jimmy and ask him some questions about his work as a drowning accident attorney.
What is Your Background When It Comes to Drowning Accidents?
Before I decided to go to law school and become a lawyer I worked in the Sheriff’s Department in my hometown of Galveston, Texas. In my capacity as a Sheriff’s Deputy, I specifically was assigned to investigate drowning accident deaths. As you might imagine, there are quite a number of water-related accidents, including fatal drownings, in Galveston. Not only do our own locals take full advantage of recreational activities associated with beaches and pools, but Galveston was and remains a very popular tourist destination.
My responsibility for investigating how and why people lost their lives in drowning accidents was very challenging. A significant percentage of victims of drowning accidents are children. As a result, I was in nearly constant contact with families who lost a child as the result of a drowning accident.
You know, the reality is that there are few other circumstances in which families are more in need of support and assistance than when a child dies. We all like to think that there is a sense of order to life. When a young person dies, that semblance of order is upended in a truly horrible manner.
What Made You Make the Decision to Become a Lawyer?
I think the most important reason I made the decision to become a lawyer was my work investigating Texas drowning accidents. There was one extremely important fact that I carried away from 10 years of investigating these tragic losses of life – including the deaths of children just beginning their own journeys:
Nearly all drowning accidents are completely preventable.
This statement is so important to understand that I repeat it once more:
Virtually all drowning accidents absolutely are preventable.
Drowning accidents do not need to happen in the first instance. Drowning accidents occur because of the negligence of someone else. A person or other party responsible for keeping people safe – particularly children – failed in their duties … and someone dies or is seriously injured as a result.
While I had the privilege of working for my hometown as Sheriff’s Deputy, and the opportunity to support and assist families in very difficult times was meaningful, I eventually came to realize that I could do more. I decided I could continue to provide professional assistance to people at extremely difficult times in their lives by becoming a lawyer.
Can You Tell Us a Bit More About Your Law Practice?
My law firm, The Doan Law Firm, now has 40 offices located across the country. We represent clients involved in a wide range of different types of accident injury cases from oil rig disasters to construction accidents to medical malpractice to drowning accidents. A person with questions about his or her rights following an accident or injury can reach our firm by calling (800) 349-0000.
How do People Schedule a Consultation About Their Legal Rights After a Drowning Accident?
I have been fortunate enough to be able to assemble a dynamic, dedicated, caring team of experienced drowning accident lawyers. Because of my own background in investigating drowning accidents at the Sheriff’s Department, representing clients in these types of cases remains something that is a focus of my own personal work as a lawyer.
A person who faces the aftermath of a drowning accident can reach me by calling (800) 349-0000. We made the decision years ago to keep this drowning accident lawyer telephone line staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, even on all major holidays. My own experience has made me clearly understand that when a family loses one of their own through a drowning accident tragedy, they need answers no matter the time of day or night.