Every Day, 10 People Die From Unintentional Drowning In The US
This is according to statistics assembled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of these, at least two of these are children aged 14 or younger. Accidental drowning is the second most common cause of death in children under 14, behind motor vehicle crashes. For every drowning death of a child, another five are treated for nonfatal submersion injuries. The results of these nonfatal water accidents can be:
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe brain damage
- Memory problems
- Learning disabilities
- Permanent vegetative state (nonfunctioning, nonresponsive)
Many of these accidents happen during the summer when pools are accessible. Both private and public pools see their share of drownings every year, despite precautions taken by pool owners. Others occur at the beach or due to boating accidents.
If anyone in your family has suffered a nonfatal submersion injury or been drowned in an accident, we can help. The law firm of Dana & Dana has a reputation for aggressive pursuit of justice for those who have been severely injured. Mark Dana has years of trial experience and believes in giving you a chance to be heard by a jury of your peers. He knows that going to trial is best way to get top dollar for his clients.
Providence Water Accidents Attorneys
Our beautiful shoreline is also a place of risk to people on a regular basis. We have more than 400 miles of coastline, earning us the nickname "the ocean state." Unfortunately that can cause accidents to happen at:
- Marinas — where people fall off the docks and drown.
- Shoreline cliffs — as people walk along the cliffs, erosion can cause the cliff side to crumble, resulting in catastrophic injury or death to the person caught in the landslide.
- Beaches - where strong tides and currents can overcome swimmers.
If you or a loved one has been injured along our coastline, call Dana & Dana to learn how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers will thoroughly investigate your accident and bring in experts to consult on your case in order to get you the best possible result.
Contact Dana & Dana at 401-438-3800 to schedule your free initial consultation. You are never charged a fee unless you are compensated for your injuries.