Drowning Lawyer for McAllen, TX
Helping Victims Hold the Negligent Party Liable
If you are in need of a McAllen drowning lawyer to offer you insight and
legal help in the wake of a serious aquatic accident that caused harm
to you or a loved one, you have come to the right place. At the
J. Guerra Law Firm,
swimming pool and
near drowning accidents are key focuses of our legal practice. We are committed to fighting
for justice in these matters.
Unintentional Drowning Statistics and Information
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has compiled some interesting statistics regarding unintentional drowning.
The CDC estimates that approximately 10 people lose their lives every
day in drowning accidents, making this the sixth leading cause of accidental
death in the U.S. Unintentional drowning is the second leading cause of
children from 1 to 14 years of age. Here are some more drowning accident statistics
from the CDC:
Over the span of 2005 through 2009, there was an average of 3,533 fatal
drowning accidents a year (not including those involving or caused by
boating accidents) throughout the U.S.
- There was an annual average of 347 drowning deaths in boating accidents.
- More than half of drowning victims who received emergency medical care
required hospitalization, as opposed to a 6% hospitalization rate for
all accidental injuries.
- More than 1 in 5 people who died from unintentional drowning were children
of the age 14 years or younger.
- Children between the ages of 1 and 4 have the highest rate of drowning.
Of the children who died from accidental injuries in 2009, more than 30%
involved drowning accidents.
- For every child who passed away as the result of drowning, another 5 were
given emergency care for near drowning injuries.
Our firm's knowledge of these statistics serves to strengthen our commitment
to aiding the victims and families of victims of aquatic accidents of
all kinds. We represent clients in McAllen and the surrounding areas in
Texas, as well as individuals throughout the U.S. No matter the circumstances
of your case or the particular concerns you may have, we are confident
in our ability to help.
Working with a McAllen Drowning & Pool Accident Attorney
At The J. Guerra Law Firm, we are equipped to assist individuals with cases
that involve all types of drowning and water-related accidents. We can
assist with drowning accidents that take place at
beaches and other locations. We work diligently to help our clients prove the
root cause of the aquatic accident, whether that was
overcrowding in a swimming pool,
negligent life guards,
dangerously designed pools,
pool operator negligence or other causes.
Your initial consultation with a drowning accident lawyer at our firm is
free. It is also strictly confidential. If you cannot come to our office,
we may be able to come to your home, office or may even be able to meet
with you at the hospital. Your comfort and peace of mind are of the utmost
importance to our team. Because we also work on a contingent fee basis,
you do not have to worry about out-of-pocket legal fees. We only get paid
if we negotiate a settlement or win a jury award on your behalf.
Contact a McAllen drowning attorney at the J. Guerra Law Firm today!
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