Drowning in the Lake & River
Drowning is the second largest cause of unintentional death for children and the fifth greatest cause for persons of all ages, according to the government. Approximately half of all drownings occur in settings such as lakes, rivers, or seas, most likely due to the lack of control over these bodies of water and their surrounding locations. If you or a loved one has been brain-damaged or died because of a lake drowning or near-drowning disaster, contact an expert drowning attorney to investigate what happened and take legal action.
Can drowning accidents in rivers and lakes be avoided?
Although government departments in charge of lakes and other parks cannot regulate nature, they are responsible for putting signs alerting visitors of the risks connected with that specific waterway. Failure to do so may be considered carelessness on the part of the agency that owns or operates the property. Other causes of lake accidents include unsafe conduct, such as boating while under the influence of alcohol, or a lack of safety precautions, such as the lack of life jackets on rented boats. Other issues include poorly trained lifeguards and boats driving too near to bathing areas. If any of these or comparable criteria are present, the victim or the victim’s family may be able to seek compensation from the responsible party.
If someone you know was injured or killed from drowning in a lake, you should call an expert drowning lawyer. We can provide you with the time and space you require to recuperate or grieve your loss.
What are your results in drowning accident cases?
$4,250,000 Swimming Pool / Waterpark Wave Pool Brain Damage
A thirteen-year-old girl in a church group was spending the day at a Houston, Texas waterpark. She took her inner tube to join her friends in the wave pool. She was swept from her tube and found nearly five minutes later by another guest. She suffered severe anoxic brain damage after she was revived. Personal injury trial lawyer David Willis filed a lawsuit against the wave pool designer, equipment maker, tube manufacturer, and the local wave pool operator. They settled for $4.25 million in a hard-fought lawsuit. A picture of the pool is below. Expenses $41,356, Attorneys’ Fees $1.47 Million, Net to Clients $2,738,644
Lake Drowning Lawyer
If your loved one was injured from a lake or river drowning, contact a drowning accident lawyer. David P. Willis is board certified as a personal injury trial law specialist. He has helped clients nationwide who have been victims of drowning or death. We’ve put in a lot of effort to get the best results for our clients, and we’ll do the same for you and your loved ones. Call us at 713-654-4040 or 1-800-883-9858.