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Water Park Drowning Accidents

By The J. Guerra Law Firm  Aug. 1, 2011 3:37p

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were 3,579 fatal unintentional drowning in the United States in 2006. That works out to an average of 10 drowning deaths per day. Sadly, one in four drowning victims are children under the age of 14 and, for every child that dies from drowning, five more receive emergency care for their non-fatal submersion injuries.

Drowning is the second leading cause of death amongst children under the age of 14 in the United States, second to auto accidents. Many of these unintentional drowning occurs at popular water parks or hotels with water slides. Although these facilities are equipped with trained personnel, some children and adults still slip through the cracks. Whether a child hits their head on a waterslide, gets sucked into a faulty drain, or if an adult drowns in a wave making machine, innocent people drown at our nation’s most popular hotels and water parks each and every year. If your loved one was involved in a hotel or water park drowning accident, contact a Dallas drowning accident attorney right away.

Water Park Drowning and Liability

When we visit a water park, we naturally expect the highest level of safety to be maintained. However, this is not always the case. If it were, thousands of children wouldn’t drown at public pools, hotels, and water parks, but they do. Drowning can have a variety of effects. If the submersion was short, they might escape without permanent damage. On the other hand, with a few extra minutes submerged in water and inadequate or no CPR efforts, the drowning victim can either wind up in a vegetative state due to oxygen deprivation or they can experience death.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a near-fatal drowning or a drowning accident, then you are urged to contact a Dallas water park or hotel drowning lawyer from the J. Guerra Law Firm. Our practice is solely devoted to helping those clients who suffered in a drowning accident. We have helped numerous clients obtain maximum financial compensation on behalf of their own injuries, or those of a loved one. If you are represented by a personal injury attorney, your chances of receiving the compensation you truly deserve greatly increase.

Contact a Dallas water park or hotel drowning lawyer from our firm for a free consultation.

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