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Houston is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Texas. During the sweltering Texas heat, many vacationers and locals alike will head to the swimming pool or the bay. Unfortunately, when safety is not kept as the top priority, swimming pool and drowning accidents can and do happen.
At The Doan Law Firm, we are proud to be one of the state’s most trusted law firms for drowning accident and near-drowning accident claims. If you lost a loved one or were seriously injured while swimming on someone else’s property in or around Houston, then we want to hear from you.
Call our swimming pool accident hotline now: (800) 349-0000.
Child Drowning Deaths in Texas
Year after year, Texas has more child drowning deaths than any other state in the country. Many of these accidental drownings happen in swimming pools, rivers, bays, or the ocean during recreational get-togethers. With better care and property security, though, nearly all these deaths should be entirely preventable.
Quick facts about Texas child drowning deaths:
- Most child drowning deaths in Texas are suffered by small children aged between 1 and 4.
- Drowning deaths are the leading cause of fatalities suffered by children aged between 1 and 4.
- Home swimming pools are the sites of the most child drowning deaths in Texas.
The risk of a swimming injury or drowning death increases when there is poor supervision of children near pools. Improper pool gates and barriers also make it extremely dangerous for children to be near the body of water. A lack of lifesaving equipment near swimming pools has also been directly linked to a higher chance of swimming pool fatalities.
Where Swimming Pool Accidents Happen
As mentioned, the largest number of swimming pool accidents happen in residential swimming pools, like those in privately owned backyards. At these pools, there is no lifeguard posted to look for trouble. Also, there are rarely any gates and floatation devices.
Other drowning accidents in Houston happen at:
- Apartment complex swimming pools
- Hotel swimming pools
- Public swimming pools
- Open water like a bay or river
Don’t Assume Hotel Swimming Pools are Safe
It is surprising to learn that many resorts and hotels do not hire lifeguards to watch their pools when visitors are present. Instead of taking the time and resources to train a lifeguard, such resorts will just hang up a sign that says there is no lifeguard on duty, so guests must swim at their own risk. For many people who are staying at the hotel on vacation, seeing a professionally maintained swimming pool makes them assume that it must have a lifeguard or at least staff members nearby to help in an emergency. This illusion of safety can contribute to a significant risk of accidental drownings there.
Residential Swimming Pool Dangers
Children who are allowed to go near a swimming pool on private properties must always be supervised by an adult. When a child goes into a residential swimming pool, an adult must go into the pool with them, too. If these basic safety rules are not followed, then the risk of a child drowning in a residential swimming pool can be steep. Homeowners who don’t do enough to make sure that children in or near their pools can be held liable for any swimming pool accidents or drownings there.
We Want to Fight for You – Call Now
The Doan Law Firm and our Houston swimming pool accident attorney are here to help you use your rights and honor your loved one’s memory if you lost them to a swimming pool accident. You can schedule an appointment at our law office, or you can plan a meeting at your home or office if that fits your schedule better. We also can use the best modern technology to conduct virtual consultations that let you speak with our legal team from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection.
When we are working on your case, you will have peace of mind in knowing that we are focused on your best interests, first and foremost. To this end, we don’t charge any attorney fees unless we end your case in a favorable settlement or award, which makes our legal services highly affordable for everyone.
Take the first step. Call our Houston drowning death lawyer at (800) 349-0000 now.