Super Lawyers
Top Attorneys Award
Top 40 under 40
Avvo Rating
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Best Business of 2017

Drowning

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
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Loss of Motor Skills
  • Paralysis

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.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Troy's firm was recommended to me by a close friend. Once I hired Troy and his Firm, I knew I was in great hands with his extensive trial experience and attention to detail. He was always working diligently behind the scenes and answered my questions promptly. All of his staff was updated on my case, so anytime I called they knew who I was and the status of my case. I would recommend Troy to anyone in a difficult situation. Kerry
★★★★★
Mr. Burleson handled my case and I got a great result. He took time to explain my option and go over my case and answer all my questions. I recommend Troy Burleson! Anonymous