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San Antonio, TX 78217
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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.
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