Too often drowning accidents happen in private pools, hotel and motel pools, water parks and other bodies of water when somebody has been negligent or failed at their job.
When pool water is cloudy, gates don’t work properly, and other hazards are present that shouldn’t be, children and other swimmers lose their lives.
All drowning incidents are preventable.
Ninety-six children have drowned in Texas so far this year according to the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services and we are only in mid-summer. Most of these drownings, 14 to be exact, have occurred in Dallas than in any other city in Texas.
More than 400 children have drowned in Texas in the past five years. Four of these recent drownings took place the past two weeks. Three of the children who drowned were siblings swimming in an apartment complex pool in which the water was so murky that first responders didn’t realize the young girl’s body was at the bottom of the deep end for some time.
These senseless deaths may have been prevented had the pool water been taken care of properly. Another young 6-year-old girl drowned and was pulled from the bottom of a Ft. Worth apartment complex pool.
According to the Ft. Worth Fire Department, the drowning may have been prevented if the water wasn’t as cloudy as it was. The other swimmers who pulled her from the bottom of the pool may have seen her much sooner. Again, a drowning that may have been prevented.
Those who survive drowning incidents usually end up with serious brain damage due to the lack of oxygen to the brain during the accident. Lives are changed forever from drowning injuries. When a loved one is seriously injured or killed in a drowning incident that is due to another’s negligence, it is a good idea to speak to an experienced drowning accident attorney who knows how to handle your case.
At Van Wey Law, we have successfully represented drowning victims and we have the specialized knowledge that is required to win your case. We have helped families like yours recover compensation from a drowning accident caused by negligence. Contact us for a free consultation and evaluation of your case today by calling (888) 694-8093, or by filling out our short contact form on this page. We are here to help you pick up the pieces.