Have you or a family member been the victim of a drowning accident in Pennsylvania? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning ranks fifth among the leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States. Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates and most of these accidents occur in our own backyards.
Many of these accidents can be prevented simply by installing fencing or removing toys from the pool deck that temp children. However, drowning accidents can occur anywhere there is water. Drowning often occurs because of a lack of swimming ability, a lack of barriers, a lack of close supervision, failure to wear life jackets, alcohol use and seizure disorders.
Drowning accidents can be traumatic and devastating for the individuals and families involved. Our attorneys at Donaghue & Labrum understand the stress and hardship you may be going through. When someone survives a drowning accident, the injuries can be catastrophic. Individuals can be faced with memory loss, learning disabilities and severe brain damage. It is important that you understand the possible compensation available to you and your family if a drowning accident has occurred.
If a loved one has been injured by a drowning accident – or worse, died from one – please contact us. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help you recover damages for the injuries sustained. As a result of such injuries you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and reimbursement or payment of medical expenses resulting from the injuries. Call us today at we will arrange a meeting in our Media or West Chester, PA offices. We also offer in-home appointments.