Lexington Drowning Accident Attorney
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The warm weather of summer means dips in the swimming pools and other forms of water sports recreation. Tragically, when alcohol is mixed with water sports or children are not closely supervised, summer can also mean drowning accidents. Drowning accidents can occur in residential pools, water parks, luxury resorts, public pools, hotel/motels and parks, as well as natural water settings, such as rivers, lakes and oceans. A fatal drowning accident can occur in less than five minutes with a child drowning in less than two inches of water.
Our Lexington drowning accident attorneys at Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC are knowledgeable and current in our understanding of the legal grounds for imposing a legal duty of care on pool owners and operators, including the increased safety standards for those who own and operate pools under the Virginia Graeme Baker Act.
Begin a free case evaluation with a Lexington drowning accident lawyer in order to learn more about your legal options! Contact Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLCtoday.
Causes of Drowning Accidents
We provide zealous advocacy for victims of all types of swimming pool and water sport accidents, including beach accidents, drowning incidents in apartment complexes, near drowning accidents, waterpark drowning, hotel and motel pool drowning and other water-related accidents.
Drowning accidents can be caused by many forms of negligence, including but not limited to the following:
- Failure to cover or enclose hot tubs
- Pools that are not fenced or gated
- Defective installation of gates or fences
- Negligent supervision by a swimming teacher or neighbor
- Inadequate or missing warning signs
- Lack of lifeguard
- Inadequate supervision or training of a lifeguard
- Unsafe operation of watercrafts
- Poorly maintained or missing pool or spa drain covers
- Defective pool toys, life-saving equipment or flotation devices
- Insufficient safety practices in waterparks
- Entrapment accidents caused by defective pool drains
There are over 3,330 people per year that die in drowning accidents in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which amounts to nine drowning fatality victims every day. Sadly, the most common victims of drowning accidents are children; drowning remains the second highest cause of accidental death involving children between the ages of one and fourteen. It is estimated that there are up to four near-drowning submersions that result in hospitalization for every fatal drowning. When children continue to require CPR once they reach the emergency room, half of these children suffer substantial neurological damage and permanent impairment.
Lexington Drowning Accident Lawyers are on Your Side!
If you or someone you love has suffered a severe brain injury or a loved one has died in a drowning accident, you may have a legal claim for financial compensation. Our experienced drowning attorney in Lexington at Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC offer a free consultation so that we can evaluate your claim and identify the appropriate parties to hold financially responsible for your injuries or loss of a loved one.
Call us today at (859) 534-9327 to learn more about your case! With more than 40 years of collective experience, our team has won millions on behalf of our clients.