Atlanta Drowning Attorney
3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 1800
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Although Atlanta is landlocked, it is built on the ridge of the beautiful Chattahoochee River and locals beat the summer heat by swimming, boating, and kayaking in nearby lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Additionally, many people have home swimming pools, and the city is home to public pools, hotels, and water parks. No matter where they take place, aquatic activities provide fun and healthy, but they can also be dangerous. Every year, approximately 117 people drown in Georgia, many of them children.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a drowning accident in Atlanta, GA, The Doan Law Firm can help.
We respond to texts, calls, and emails within 1 hour, so do not hesitate to contact us today.
What Causes Drowning Accidents?
The main cause of drowning accidents is a lack of supervision, particularly for young children. Individuals and entities that own or maintain bodies of water must make sure guests are aware of the risks associated with aquatic activities, and in some cases, provide supervision and rescue personnel.
Failure to warn a kayaker about river rapids or hire a lifeguard for a public pool or water park could cause a serious drowning accident.
Our Atlanta drowning accident lawyercan help you hold negligent people and companies responsible for their actions or inaction and help you recover the resources you need during this difficult time.
What Are the Consequences of Drowning Accidents?
Sadly, many drowning accidents are fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of 11 people die from drowning every day. Each year, there are also 8,080 nonfatal drowning accidents, which can result in long-term health problems and costly hospital stays.
The long-term consequences of nonfatal drowning accidentsmay include:
- Brain damage (due to lack of oxygen)
- Organ damage
- Permanent disability
- Decrease in coordination
- Poor judgment
- Memory loss
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Unusual sleep patterns
Even a non-fatal drowning accident can result in serious economic and non-economic losses.
The Doan Law Firm can help you recover compensation for medical bills, missed wages, pain and suffering, and more in personal injury cases; and compensation for funeral expenses and loss of companionship in wrongful death cases.
Where Do Drowning Accidents Take Place?
Most drowning accidents happen in home swimming pools among children ages 1 through 4. Nevertheless, drowning accidents can occur anywhere, even in bathtubs and buckets of water.
For people 15 years and older, most drownings happen in natural bodies of water, like rivers, lakes, and oceans. Drownings can also happen at public pools and water parks like Hurricane Harbor.
People who have home swimming pools have a responsibility to keep children out of their pool areas and always supervise young visitors. Failure to put up a fence or supervise guests could lead to tragic accidents.
If your child suffered a drowning accident at a friend or neighbor’s home swimming pool, you may need an Atlanta drowning attorney.
Similarly, you should speak to a lawyer if you or a loved one experienced a drowning accident at a State Park, National Recreation Area, public pool, hotel or resort, or waterpark.
Choosing an Atlanta Drowning Lawyer
The Doan Law Firm is a nationally recognized authority in drowning cases, and our founding attorney, Jimmy Doan has 12 different certifications in emergency response, lifesaving techniques, and pool and spa maintenance. If you are not sure who is responsible for your drowning accident, our firm can help. If you need money for medical bills and other losses, we can help with that, as well.
Our firm serves clients in Atlanta, across Georgia, and nationwide. We utilize the latest technologies, and we never charge legal fees unless we win your case.
If you are looking for an Atlanta drowning attorney who will offer open, honest, and upfront legal advice, look no further than The Doan Law Firm.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer free phone consultations. Please call us at (678) 855-0000 or contact us onlineto get started today.
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