Drowning Accidents | Personal Injury Lawyer for Metro Houston
With tragic regularity, drowning accidents continue to happen across Metro Houston. An average of 3,536 deaths by unintentional drownings happen each year in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Property owners can be found legally liable for drowning accidents when their actions cause a drowning or if negligent or reckless operation of a swimming pool or swimming area is involved in the drowning. If the owner is negligent in the drowning, operates an unsafe swimming pool or fails to guard people from harm, members of the victim’s family may sue to receive damages and financial compensation in the case. Negligent property owners, lifeguards, employees, managers and supervisors can be sued for drowning accidents. To be eligible for damages, the surviving family may need to demonstrate the property owner was required to use reasonable care to avoid injury, was negligent and this was as significant factor in the drowning accident.
Seeking Justice in Drowning Accidents in Metro Houston
Property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain safety for occupants and visitors and is required to maintain, manage and oversee the property with reasonable care to prevent risk, harm or injury to occupants and visitors. This includes swimming pools, spas and swimming areas. Contact the law office of Michael Lamson if a family member has been the unfortunate victim of drowning. Since 1977, our team has been highly successfully in representing victims in cases involving personal injury cases, including drownings. We provide a free, no-obligation consultation to learn the facts about your case. Call us today to initiate the process and discover the viability of your family member’s drowning accident case.
Many situations in a drowning accident case should be under consideration, such as:
- A missing or malfunctioning gate, latch, lock or fencing around a swimming pool.
- Slips and falls on wet surfaces.
- Lack of or negligent lifeguarding supervision.
- Lack of emergency life-saving equipment.
- Poor construction.
- Other safety considerations.
Experienced Attorney for Cases of Negligent Drownings
Call the law office of Michael Lamson, Houston, for diligent and conscientious legal services. Our legal team will seek out justice and fair compensation for you from negligent parties related to your drowning accident case.
The Texas law office of Michael Lamson Attorney at Law provides legal services to the Greater Houston Metro Area communities and jurisdictions of:
- North Houston
- West Houston
- Brazoria County
- Fort Bend County
- Harris County
- Montgomery County
- Federal cases for U.S. District Courts