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Fight For Your Rights After a Swimming Pool Accident

Over 200 people lose their lives in New York swimming pool drowning accidents annually. Even more people die in drowning accidents at beaches, lakes, and other natural waterways in the state. The Doan Law Firm drowning accident team tracks what is being done to lower the rate of these types of deaths each year. Unfortunately, the death rate associated with drownings is not dropping. Our firm represents families who have lost loved ones as the result of these devastating accidents.

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Preventable Child Drowning Deaths

The largest number of people who die in New York pool accidents each year are children. Most of these are children under the age of five. Nothing is more shocking than this crucial fact: Nearly all of these child drowning deaths could have been avoided. They never should have happened. 99 percent of child pool drowning accident deaths were the result of negligence. In fact, nearly all swimming pool accidents (no matter the age of the victim) occur because of someone else’s negligence.

Overview of Regulated New York Swimming Pool Locations

The state of New York tracks the locations of swimming pools across the state. These are pools that are regulated, at least to some degree, by the state. The data collected by the state reveals that 58 percent of swimming pools in New York are located at or run by:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Aquatic amusement centers
  • Health clubs
  • Homeowner associations
  • Mobile home parks
  • Municipal facilities
  • Schools
  • Spas
  • YMCA facilities

Approximately 20 percent of New York swimming pools are located at hotels, motels, resorts, and other lodging locations. 8 percent are located at camps for children.

The drowning rate at these various swimming pool locations is generally proportionate to the percentage of pools in each in category. There is one exception: less than 1 percent of swimming pools are run directly by the state of New York, however, the drowning death rate is proportionately higher at these types of facilities.

Residential Swimming Pools in New York

There are thousands of residential swimming pools located across New York. The precise number is not tallied because the state does not have the same level or regulatory authority over private swimming pools. Data regarding residential pools largely comes in the form of building permits when new construction is proposed.

Tragedy strikes throughout the year at residential swimming pools. This includes drowning deaths as well as other aquatic accidents in which victims of someone else’s negligence sustain significant injuries, including permanent disabilities in many instances.

How to Prove Liability for Drowning Accidents

The defendant in your drowning accident claim will not want to accept liability for causing you such severe injuries or the untimely loss of a loved one. As such, you can expect that you’ll need to be able to prove with convincing evidence that they are liable due to their negligent actions and decisions. In fact, if your case goes to trial, the court will want to see a “preponderance of evidence” to prove that your arguments as the plaintiff are true. A preponderance of evidence means that what you are saying is at least 51% likely to be true, or it is more likely to be true than untrue by any margin.

At The Doan Law Firm, PLLC, we know where to look for compelling evidence to prepare your claim. Our goal is to create an argument so solid that the defendant backs down and decides that offering a fair settlement would be in its best interests.

Evidence that we might be able to use to prepare your drowning accident claim are:

  • Video footage, including from security cameras
  • Statements from eyewitnesses
  • Safety records or reports from the property owner
  • Emergency responder reports or statements
  • Medical records
  • And more

What Damages are Owed to You?

You are owed compensation for your losses after a drowning accident, whether it was fatal to a loved one or nonfatal to you but left you with disabilities. The total value of that compensation is something that must be calculated carefully. Allow our highly experienced New York drowning accident attorney to take the lead on the damage calculation portion of your case. Our whole team is dedicated to getting you every single dollar to help you move forward from such an unfair tragedy.

Compensation that could be owed to you in a drowning accident claim might include:

  • Cost of any medical bills, including those related to the final cost of care of a loved one who passed away.
  • Lost wages or income if you missed work or cannot work due to a near-fatal drowning accident.
  • Wages your loved one could have earned in life had they not passed away.
  • Non-economic damage related to you and your family’s pain and emotional suffering.

A court might approve punitive damages in a drowning accident case. Punitive damage is meant to penalize the defendant for egregious wrongdoing or negligence. Given that punitive damage does not compensate the plaintiff for a loss, it is not always available in a lawsuit. We can let you know if it seems that punitive damages should apply to your case, as well as what needs to happen to get them.

What It Means to Work with a Trial Attorney

Your drowning accident case might end up before a civil court judge and jury in New York. If this happens, The Doan Law Firm, PLLC will be ready. We are proud to offer our legal services in and out of court, which means that we can take cases into litigation when necessary.

When you work with a trial attorney from our firm, we can:

  • Investigate your case to see if taking it to trial is necessary.
  • Prepare your lawsuit from top to bottom, so you don’t have to.
  • File your lawsuit with the right court before any statutes of limitations end.
  • Handle all phases of the trial, including discovery.
  • Go before the court on your behalf, arguing for your complete recovery.
  • Take care of any necessary steps after the trial concludes.

Why Doan Law Firm

The Doan Law Firm swimming pool accident lawyer team fights tirelessly for you. Attorney Jimmy Doan, founder of the law firm, is involved in each and every drowning accident case. Jimmy is recognized as a national authority on drowning cases. He oftentimes is called upon to assist other law firms in swimming pool drowning accident and other types of aquatic incident cases.

Attorney Fee Guarantee

The Doan Law Firm has an attorney fee guarantee. We will never charge an attorney fee in your case unless we win for you. Our legal team is dedicated to fight diligently to obtain justice, accountability, and the compensation you deserve in your case. We fight to win – and to win big!

Schedule an Initial Consultation Today

You can reach Jimmy Doan and the rest of the New York team any time of the day or night by calling us at (800) 349-0000. We can arrange an initial consultation for you with an experienced, compassionate drowning accident attorney at our offices located at:

The Doan Law Firm
14 Wall Street
20th Floor
New York, New York 10005
(800) 349-0000

We can also arrange an initial consultation at your home or any other location convenient for you. As a nationwide drowning accident and drowning death law firm, we have 40 offices located across the country. A virtual case evaluation with one of our lawyers can be scheduled online as well. There is a never a fee charged for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm attorney.

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