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There are many hazards that can lead to drowning or near-drowning in our Houston communities, but not all cases warrant a wrongful death or personal injury case. When someone’s negligence contributes to a drowning accident, there are legal actions surviving family members can take to help them recover compensation for the economic and noneconomic losses they suffer. We have been helping families after drowning for over three decades- call us at 281-587-1111!

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Swimming Pool Accident Statistics

*An average of 300 children aged five and under drowns each year in pools across the country
*An average of 2000 children aged five and under is treated for submersion injuries each year in the United States
*the cost of treating these victims can range from a few thousand dollars (for initial admission to a hospital) to * hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the severity of the injury.

Children submerged for more extended periods, and then revived will likely suffer more severe and sustained brain damage. There have been incidences in which a child’s hospital stay can extend over four months and cost a quarter of a million dollars!
Money is a secondary concern to the safety and well-being of a child. That is why most communities have relatively strict regulations regarding the proper enclosure of a pool to ensure it is inaccessible to the ‘wayward’ child.

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If you have a preschooler, then educate yourself about private pools (or other types of water) that are in the surrounding neighbors’ yards and multiple dwelling pools such as apartment complexes. Also – take a course in first aid – you never know when you may need to call upon life-saving skills.
Statistics show that a significant number of child submersion and drowning accidents happen when either or both parents are supervising.

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