Drowning Attorney Serving Brownsville
Need experienced help with a swimming pool accident or drowning claim?
A swimming pool accident, boating accident or other drowning or near drowning incident may leave a victim seriously injured or a family without a loved one. In these cases, it is important to turn to a professional for experienced legal help. A Brownsville drowning lawyer at the J. Guerra Law Firm can offer knowledgeable insight if you have a wrongful death or personal injury claim of this kind to deal with. We welcome you to call our office for a free consultation if you are interested in learning more about our services and your legal rights and options.
There are specific factors that may increase the likelihood of a drowning accident, whether it is at a private home, public swimming pool, hotel, water park or apartment building. Particularly for child drowning accidents, leading causes are negligent supervision and lack of proper barriers around a pool or spa. This might be due to negligent life guards, defective/broken pool gates or pool operator negligence. Other issues to consider may include alcohol use in conjunction with boating or other water sports, defective pool drains or filtration systems and improper pool maintenance. Lack of proper warning signs may also lead to water-related accidents. When our team handles a drowning accident lawsuit in the Brownsville area, we take care to thoroughly analyze the matter from every angle to determine its cause and who should be held accountable.
Preventing Drowning Accidents
Though we cannot always prevent another's negligence, there are steps we can take to help decrease the likelihood that we or our loved ones will be involved in drowning accidents:
- Always designate an adult to watch children when they are playing near or in the water.
- Swim with a buddy, never alone.
- If you don't know how to swim, take formal swimming lessons.
- Learn CPR – this may help you save someone's life if they do drown.
- Use lifejackets when on the open water.
- Avoid drinking alcohol before or during swimming or any water-related activities.
- If you have a pool at home, be sure it is properly fenced off.
- Keep the area around your pool free from toys, balls and other objects.
Brownsville Drowning Accident Lawyer
If you're ready to learn more about what to do after a pool accident or other type of drowning accident in the Brownsville, Texas area, now is the time to contact our firm. Not only is your initial consultation free, but you pay no legal fees for our services unless we win your case!