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Swimming Pool Accident Attorney Michael Grossman on Drowning Accidents In Texas
Texas was among the national leaders in drowning deaths this past summer. Unfortunately, this is just further evidence of a growing trend, as numerous drowning deaths are reported in swimming pools and lakes throughout Texas and the city of Dallas every year.
There are several reasons why these drowning deaths occur, the most common being the someone else's negligent behavior. Because we understand that losing a loved one in a drowning accident due to someone else's negligence can be an overwhelming time in your life, and want you to know that our Dallas drowning accident lawyers might be able to help.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pools are by far the most common sites of drowning accidents in Dallas. The reason for this is the growing popularity of swimming pools, as they are increasing installed in new and existing homes, hotels, and apartment complexes to beat the infamous Texas summer heat. Although they certainly fulfill this purpose, they are also a prime location for someone's negligent behavior to cause the death of another.
Many swimming pool drowning accidents occur due to a third party's seemingly playful behavior. For instance, assume that your loved one attended a pool party and was hanging out beside the pool talking to some friends. Another guest at the party walks up to your loved one and pushes them in the pool. Your loved one falls in the pool and drowns because he or she could not swim. The guest and the homeowner might both liable for your loved one's death, the guest for negligently or recklessly pushing your loved one into the pool, and the homeowner for failing to properly supervise their guests.
Apartment complex and hotel owners can be liable for drowning accidents as well. For example, if a pool has defective drain covers, ineffective safety latches, or no visible warning signs, then the apartment property owner may be held liable if for the loss of your loved one.
The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
At its essence, the Act requires all public pools and spas to have ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 compliant drain covers installed and a second anti-entrapment system installed if there is only a single main drain other than an unblockable drain. If a public pool, a school pool, a hotel pool, or a hot tub or spa located at these places does not have the proper type of anti-entrapment drain covers installed, they could be in violation of federal law. Furthermore, these types of pools and spas could cause severe physical harm or even loss of life.
Water Parks & Lakes
Other drowning related accidents can occur at water parks such as Hurricane Harbor, Bahamas Beach, or Hawaiian Falls. Water parks attract children and adults alike to come and beat the summer heat. Unfortunately, the rides and attractions at a water park provide several opportunities for drowning accidents. For example, drowning accidents at a water park may occur when an employee fails to properly supervise a ride or one of the rides was defectively assembled. As water parks have a duty to properly supervise their employees and maintain a safe premises, they may be liable for the injuries you've suffered as a result of your loved one's wrongful death.
Lakes, such as Lake Ray Hubbard and White Rock Lake, are an extremely popular spot during the warmer months, as many Dallas residents go to these lakes for relaxation and comfort. Common activities where someone may cause the wrongful death of your loved one include boating and jet skiing.
A wrongful death lawsuit is the appropriate cause of action if your loved one has passed due to someone else's negligence. If your parent, child, or spouse has passed due to the negligent actions of another, you may be qualified to seek compensation if for your injuries.
Our Dallas drowning accident attorneys at Grossman Law Offices have over 20 years of experience litigating wrongful death cases in the Dallas area, and invite you to give them a call today for a free consultation at 1-855-326-0000.
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