Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 174 children between the ages of one and 14 drowned last summer in a swimming pool or spa? This devastating statistic is truly heartbreaking, especially for the families involved in such tragedies. Drowning is a silent killer, often happening within a matter of seconds and in some cases, a death can give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit.
If your family has suffered from an injury or death resulting from an accidental drowning due to someone elses’ negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation. By taking action against the negligent party, your family’s tragedy can help save another child’s life or prevent injury.
Shockingly, faulty flotation devices can often be the cause of these horrific drowning accidents. In fact, inflatable flotation devices can often give families a false sense of security.
Flotation devices such as vests and water wings have all proven ineffective in preventing drowning. The safest life vests are tested by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and have a stamp of approval from the USCG.
This summer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled the Otteroo Inflatable Baby Float. This device was recalled because of its broken seams, which can leak air and pose a drowning risk to babies. Fortunately, no babies have been injured by this poorly made flotation device.
Our clients are our number one priority, and we aim to shed light on drowning accidents so that they can be prevented in the future.
If your family has been a victim of a personal injury incident due to negligence, let the attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm support you in obtaining the compensation. We have recovered over $50,000,000 in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients.