In an instant, the unthinkable happens and everything changes. Your child is supervised by another while swimming and something goes terribly wrong and you are told that your child drowned. You are in agonizing pain, you feel like you are living a nightmare from which you will never wake up. Nothing will ever be the same again. Where do you turn and what do you do? Our firm has been helping people like you for decades. Let us begin to tell you what steps you need to take to investigate all of the overwhelming matters that are coming at you.
In 2007, the CDC reported that there were 3,443 fatal drownings in the United States, averaging nearly ten deaths per day. Additionally, another 496 people died as a result of boating accidents. More than 20% of all drowning victims are children under the age of 15.
For every child who drowns, four are treated in emergency rooms for nonfatal submersion injuries. Nonfatal drowning can cause brain damage that may result in lifelong disabilities including memory problems, learning disabilities and loss of basic functioning skills.
In 2007, males were almost four times more likely to die from drowning than females. Additionally, of all children ages 1 to 4 who died from an injury, almost one third died from drowning, which is the second leading cause of death for demographic.
The major factors in CT drowning incidents include:
- Lack of supervision and lack of fencing
- Lack of floatation devices or life jackets
- Alcohol or drug use
- Seizure disorders or health problems
- Lack of swimming skills
- Swimming in natural water settings such as oceans, rivers or other waterways
Our Connecticut wrongful death lawyers answer client calls and emails promptly so you can get answers to your important questions. You can rest assured that you will get the immediate attention you deserve. We have office locations throughout the State of Connecticut. If you are unable to come to us, we will gladly come to you, either at your home or any other location you designate. Get a copy of our FREE book "The Crash Course on Child Injury Claims" today by calling toll free at (888) 244-5480 or by visiting us online at www.hcwlaw.com. You can even tell us about your case online and we will contact you.