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Despite increased awareness about swimming pool hazards and safety issues, accidental drowning remains a persistent problem across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 9 people drowned every day in 2004. Tragically, the majority of victims were children under 4, or between the ages of 15 and 24.

Alarmingly, the vast majority of drowning and near-drowning accidents occur in residential swimming pools, particularly among small children. At the offices of Jacksonville drowning attorney Don Guthrie, we are committed to reducing the rate of these preventable tragedies by holding negligent parties responsible. Contact us at 904-296-1088.

Near-Drowning Accidents

Even when people are fortunate enough to survive near-drowning accidents, their struggles may just be beginning. Many people who suffer a severe near-drowning accident sustain neurological injuries due to lack of oxygen. They may ultimately die of their injuries after being temporarily resuscitated, or they may live with lasting complications like:

  • Severe learning disabilities
  • Poor muscle coordination
  • Emotional or behavioral disorders

Preventing Drowning and Near-Drowning Accidents

Accidental drowning in community or private swimming pools is preventable. Certain basic steps that property owners can take to maximize safety include:

  • Covering the pool when it is not in use
  • Surrounding the pool with a reliable fence with a locked gate
  • Keep a close eye on children around pools at all times

Contact Us

If a loved one has been killed or seriously injured in a preventable swimming pool accident, you may be able to receive compensation for expenses and suffering. To learn more, contact Jacksonville drowning lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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