Dallas Drowning Lawyers
We Demand Answers After Drowning, Near-Drowning & Pool Accidents
Every day, about 10 people lose their lives in drowning accidents, making unintentional drowning the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 20% of these victims are children aged 14 and younger.
It’s been over 15 years since Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin partnered to create Arnold & Itkin, which is now known as one of the top trial firms in the country. We’ve recovered billions of dollars for our injured clients. These recoveries are a direct result of our dedication to helping others—because we care enough to put in the time and effort to see justice served for those who have experienced the worst situations in their lives.
Drowning accidents are a key area of focus for our team. We help victims and families of victims in incidents involving:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Cruise ship drownings
- Offshore accidents and injuries
- Lifeguard negligence
- Defective pool drains or covers
- Defective pool fencing or gates
- Boating accidents
- On-the-job drownings
If someone you love was catastrophically injured or lost in any type of drowning or pool accident, talk to our experienced attorneys. We can offer our insight and guidance to help you get the answers you deserve.
Nonfatal Drowning Injuries
Swimming pool and other water accidents are not always fatal. Near-drownings can cause serious injuries that affect a victim and his or her family in many ways, far worse than other types of accidents. According to the CDC, half of all near-drowning victims who receive emergency treatment require hospitalization, as opposed to only 6% of people who require hospitalization for all unintentional injuries.
The consequences of near-drowning can include:
- Brain damage
- Memory problems
- Learning disabilities
- Permanent loss of basic functioning (permanent vegetative state)