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Property owners whose property includes a swimming pool, lake, or another body of water need to be responsible people. They need to take precautions to protect the safety and well-being of people who use their property for swimming or boating.

Many property owners are responsible, but some don’t take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of their guests or patrons. Unfortunately, the stakes are very high when it comes to swimming pools, lakes, or rivers. In an instant, someone can drown, particularly children.

If you or your family is dealing with a drowning death in Texas, our Houston drowning accident lawyers can help. Our attorneys at Smith & Hassler have more than 30 years of legal experience in Texas. We know the law. We understand how the system works, and we can fight for justice for you every step of the way.

What are common causes of drowning accidents?

Drowning accidents due to the reckless or negligent behavior of property owners involve an area of the law known as premises liability. There are rules and regulations that involve the rights and responsibilities of property owners.

When it comes to drowning accidents, many cases involving mistakes made by property owners include:

  • No lifeguards on duty at public swimming pool
  • Untrained lifeguards on duty at public swimming pool
  • No fencing or other barriers surrounding a swimming pool
  • No reasonable warning signs for hazards or other obstacles in lakes or pools

In the case of boating accidents, the boat’s owner needs to make sure there are proper floating devices on board in case everyone needs to get out of the boat into the water. Whatever the circumstances of your drowning accident, you can count on our law firm to be your voice for justice and make sure your family gets the attention you deserve.

What makes drowning accident cases so complicated?

Drowning accident cases can be complex due to challenges with establishing liability. Some of the reasons why include:

  • Property owner denies doing anything to cause your family member’s drowning
  • Property owner insists they took the necessary safety precautions
  • Property owner tries to blame your loved one for causing their drowning
  • Property owner tries to conceal or destroy evidence related to your drowning case
  • Property owner’s insurance company denies your drowning accident claim

Also, gathering evidence can be challenging, especially with incidents in remote or inaccessible locations. Determining the exact cause of death requires a detailed medical and forensic analysis, including an autopsy report.

Plus, insurance adjusters often play games, especially when they’re dealing with important cases, like a drowning. They know they may have to pay your family a sizable settlement for your drowning case. So, they may try to drag it out or deny your personal injury claim altogether. Our legal team knows how to take them on and get them to take your claim seriously.

The skilled Houston drowning accident lawyers at Smith & Hassler know how to take them on and get them to take your claim seriously. We’ll launch a thorough investigation and look for key evidence that proves liability, whether it’s surveillance footage or lack of signs and barriers.

What should I do if I lost a loved one in a drowning accident?

Many drowning accidents involve the death of a family member. In these cases, you will need to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This might sound straightforward, but the reality is many wrongful death cases involving drowning turn out to be very complicated.

To pursue a wrongful death claim in Texas, you must be the spouse, child, or parent of the drowning victim. If your wrongful death claim is successful, you can seek compensation for:

  • Loss of income the deceased would have earned if they lived.
  • Loss of companionship, comfort, and guidance.
  • Emotional pain and suffering that surviving family members endured.
  • Loss of inheritance.
  • Medical costs the deceased incurred due to the drowning accident.
  • Funeral and burial expenses.

Drowning accidents demand strong legal action. We can help. Contact us.

The clock is running. In Texas, you have two years, in most cases, from the date of your drowning accident to take legal action. That deadline is known as the statute of limitations. That deadline is even longer if your drowning accident involved your child. The statute of limitations involving children does not begin running until your child turns 18 years old. That means you often have until your child turns or would have been 20 years old to file a wrongful death lawsuit or take another type of legal action. The sooner you call, however, the better, in most cases.

Make the right call. Contact Smith & Hassler. We’re the law firm you need after your drowning accident. Don’t let insurance companies dictate what happens to your family. Call 877-777-1529 for your free case evaluation. An experienced Houston drowning accident attorney can demand justice for your family.

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