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Police say that 4-year-old twins were killed after they were found unresponsive in a swimming pool in North Texas. The boys died on Tuesday night, and the accident was apparently unintentional. Police told local news stations that the children’s father found the preschoolers in the pool. They were immediately transported to the Arlington hospital, but then pronounced dead when they arrived at the medical facility.
The twins were visiting relatives at their home, which had a pool that was accessible for the children. In many states, pools are required to have a fence when children are near the home, so that this tragic occurrence does not happen. If your child was killed in a pool drowning and it was the homeowner’s responsibility to keep them safe, you may be able to seek damages. While we know that this will never suffice the hurt and suffering of losing your loved children, the damages may be able to cover any medical expenses, funeral costs, and other financial burdens that you have to satisfy. You may be able to use the money to take a vacation and get away for a while to grieve in peace.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that about ten people die in unintentional drowning accidents every day. Two of these deaths each day are children that were under 14. This is the fifth leading cause for unintentional injury death in the United States. As well, children who don’t perish from their drowning experience may sustain brain damage from the many minutes that they were not able to breathe. This can cause a child to be physically or mentally maimed for life. If your child has experienced any of these tragic circumstances, then talk to a personal injury lawyer about how to seek damages from the party responsible.