Drowning is the third-leading cause of accidental death worldwide, and approximately 236,000 people drown every year. When someone drowns, they suffer respiratory impairment or suffocation because they are submerged or immersed in liquid. Even if someone survives a drowning accident, they can be left with significant brain damage because drowning cuts off the brain’s oxygen supply.
If you or a loved one has suffered death or disability due to accidental drowning, our drowning accident lawyers are here to help. Kwartler Manus, LLC can help you determine what went wrong and recover the compensation you deserve.
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Although drowning is the leading cause of death for children in the United States, anyone can drown. Most drowning accidents occur in swimming pools, but drowning can happen at any time, especially when children are unsupervised or not expected to be near water.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certain factors make drowning more likely. These factors include:
In many cases, drowning accidents can be prevented with simple warnings or precautions. If the party in charge of a body of water fails to issue these warnings or take these precautions, their behavior may be negligent.
Many people assume that everyone who drowns dies, but this is not true. For every child who dies from drowning, another 8 suffer nonfatal drowning. Nonfatal drowning can lead to expensive hospital stays, long-term health problems, and permanent disability.
Anyone can drown in 1 inch of water or more, and children are especially vulnerable. Death by drowning takes 10 to 12 minutes and involves several stages. The earlier a lifeguard or someone else intervenes, the less severe the lasting damage will be.
The 5 stages of drowning include:
Drowning happens quickly and quietly, so even experienced lifeguards may not spot a drowning victim in time. When saving someone from drowning, time is of the essence, and the best time to intervene is before the victim sinks.
If a drowning victim is rescued within 20 to 60 seconds, they can make a full recovery, but this window is shorter for children because their bodies shut down more quickly.
After 60 seconds, the victim requires emergency intervention and may suffer long-term health problems.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed on someone else’s property, their negligence may be responsible for the accident. You should speak to an attorney if your drowning accident involved:
When you trust your loved one’s care to someone else or visit a public body of water, you expect safety. If this expectation is not met, and you or a loved one suffers a drowning accident as a result, seek legal help immediately.
Our attorneys at Kwartler Manus, LLC can help you recover compensation. While no amount of money will change what happened, compensation can help you afford medical treatment, funeral expenses, and other accident-related costs. It can also help offset significant losses, which can help you grieve and move forward.
Kwartler Manus, LLC has 40+ years of combined experience helping cases like yours. We are trial-tested advocates who will fight for you and protect your best interests every step of the way. No one should drown or lose a loved one to someone else’s carelessness, and we are ready to see your case the whole way through to help you get justice.
Further, we never charge legal fees unless we win your case. Our only goal is to improve your life and your future.
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If you or someone you love has been harmed by someone else’s negligence, our drowning attorneys can help you recover compensation.