Swimming while spending time with friends or family around a pool is a great way to enjoy a hot summer day. Despite the fun, swimming pools can be dangerous when pool owners do not take proper safety measures. Failure of a pool owner to ensure the swimmers and occupant’s safety can lead to serious injuries and even death. If this happens, the pool owner can be held liable. The attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates provide years of courtroom experience to those families and individuals who have suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to a drowning incident.
At Duke Burleson & Associates we understand the hardships associated with such a devastating loss. The personal injury attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates can help with the issues of medical bills, loss of employment, disability, and many other difficult situations.Drowning Risks
A pool owner must take all the reasonable steps to ensure the area is safe and any guests are properly taken care of. This may include the presence of lifeguards, flotation devices, stairs and ladders, and designated roped areas. Failure to do so can result in a drowning incident. If this happens, the pool owner can be held responsible and forced to pay damages.
Not all drowning incidents result in death. With all drowning situations, the victim’s brain is deprived oxygen. Although the person may be given CPR and their life spared, the victim may still suffer irreparable brain damage due to the lack of oxygen. Brain damage can cause:
- Loss of Speaking Ability
- Impaired Cognitive Thinking Skills
- Memory Loss
- Personality Change
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Loss of Motor Skills
If you or a loved one has suffered a drowning death or injury Duke Burleson & Associates may be able to recover damages on your behalf. This may include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, inability to work, lost income, or wrongful death. Let the personal injury attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates get to work for you.