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Drowning Accidents

Every year in the U.S. about 3,000 people lose their lives in drowning accidents. Drowning can occur in any body of water and even in very shallow areas. Children are especially vulnerable to drowning, particularly when left unsupervised.

Drowning accidents are avoidable with proper supervision and maintenance. If you or someone in your family has sustained injuries from submersion or has drowned, someone may be liable for your injuries or loss. For legal advice and assistance contact the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

Common Drowning Accident Sites

Drowning accidents can occur in any body of water, including:

  • Bathtubs
  • Private swimming pools and hot tubs
  • Public swimming pools, hot tubs, and water parks
  • Hotel pools
  • Rivers, lakes, and oceans

Drowning Prevention

To avoid dangerous swimming situations which could lead to a drowning accident, consider these safety tips:

  • Never swim alone or allow children to swim unsupervised.
  • Do not swim while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
  • If you are an inexperienced swimmer, stay in areas no deeper than a few feet.
  • Do not walk on thin or cracked ice over a body of water.
  • If you start to feel tired while swimming, get out of the water and rest.
  • Wear a life vest while boating or using personal watercraft.

Even while taking these precautions it is possible for submersion injuries and drowning accidents to occur. A personal injury lawyer can review the details of your case and can help you determine the parties that may be responsible for injuries and losses.

Contact Us

For sound legal advice and representation in your drowning accident case, contact the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.