San Antonio Drowning Lawyer
1777 NE Interstate 410 Loop, Suite 600
San Antonio, TX 78217
Call (210) 904-0000
Approximately 3,500 fatal accidental drownings occur annually in the United
States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This includes people in and around San Antonio and across the state of
Texas. An experienced San Antonio drowning lawyer from The Doan Law Firm
can provide you with further information about these accidents, including
facts about the percentage that are the rest of the negligence of a third party.
Common Causes of Negligent Drownings
A variety of common causes for negligent drowning accidents exist. These
include improper supervision or inattentive lifeguards, inadequate safety
devices, and hazards in or around the water itself.
Compensation in Drowning Accident Wrongful Death Case
If you have lost a loved one in a drowning accident caused by someone else's
negligence, legally you will be pursuing what is called a wrongful death
case. In Texas, certain family members can pursue a wrongful death claim.
These family members are:
Anyone or all of these individuals can pursue a wrongful death drowning
case. They can pursue a case individually, or as a group. If you are a
family member of a person who died by drowning because of someone else's
negligence, you need to file a claim with an insurance company within
three months of the date of your loved one's death.
If a lawsuit becomes necessary, that case must be filed within two years
of the date your family member died by drowning. If you, and no one else
from your family, elects to pursue a wrongful death drowning claim, the
executor or personal administrator of your family member's estate
can do so. With that noted, if you or another family member object to
the state taking such action, it cannot be pursued.
Compensation in a drowning accident wrongful death case depends on the
unique circumstances of the accident. Common types of compensation in
a drowning accident wrongful death case include:
- lost care, maintenance, and support
- mental and emotional anguish
- loss of love, companionship, and society
- loss of inheritance
- loss of income and financial support
- medical expenses
- funeral and burial costs
Non-Fatal Water Accidents
There are other types of accidents that occur in pools and other bodies
of water that result in injuries short of fatal drowning. For example,
slip and fall accidents, traumatic injuries from diving and jumping into
a pool, and other incidents can occur as the result of the negligence
or recklessness of a party associated with maintaining a pool, or other
body of water, in a reasonably safe condition.
A San Antonio personal injury lawyer from The Doan Law Firm can assist
you with that type of situation as well. A San Antonio personal injury
attorney can assist you in obtaining compensation that includes:
- pain and suffering
- medical bills and expenses
- permanent disability
- psychological harm
- lost wages
A lawyer from The Doan Law Firm will fight to ensure that you obtain not
only appropriate compensation for your existing losses, but also for those
that you reasonably can be expected to fact in the future.
Legal Fees in Negligent Drowning Cases
A San Antonio drowning lawyer at The Doan Law Firm uses what is known as
a contingency fee arrangement. Through this type of agreement, our firm
charges you no fee unless and until we obtain a favorable settlement or
judgment for you in your case.
Hire a Skilled, Committed San Antonio Drowning Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one in drowning accident. A San Antonio drowning
lawyer at The Doan Law Firm stands ready to provide you the representation
you must have to fully protect your important rights and interests. An
appointment with a San Antonio drowning attorney from our firm can be
made by telephoning us at (210) 904-0000.
Our attorney hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks
a year, including all major holidays. We know that when the need arises
for effective legal representation, you cannot wait.
There is no charge for an initial consultation with a San Antonio drowning
lawyer from our legal team. During your preliminary appointment, you will
be provided an evaluation of your case and receive complete answers to
all of your important questions.
The Doan Law Firm is conveniently located at:
1777 NE Loop, 410 Suite 600
San Antonio, Texas 78217