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Drowning accidents are some of the most common and yet some of the most unexpected accidents to occur. They are the leading cause of accident-related deaths for children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause of accident-related deaths for children ages 1-14. As many as four times as many children are hospitalized for non-fatal drowning accidents. The vast majority of these accidents occur while the child is being watched.
One of the most crucial things you can do to protect your family is to put up a fence around your pool. This decreases drowning accidents by 50-90%. Furthermore, if someone wandered into your pool and was hurt or killed, you would be held responsible for the premises liability, so any precautions you can take to avoid an injury are important. Also, if you own a pool or live in a community with a lot of pools, enrolling your child in swim classes as early as possible may end up saving his or her life. You should also be aware of the state of the tiles near the pool, as a slip and fall could be a very serious injury.
Drowning accidents are even more common among African Americans. As many as 2/3 of African American children cannot swim.
Contact a Dallas Personal Injury Attorney at our firm if someone you love has suffered because of a drowning or other type of accident.