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Pursuing Compensation after Child Injuries or Drownings

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on June 14, 2016

Male holding a child in a poolAs a parent, there is nothing a person wants more than to protect his or her child. The mere thought of an accident or injury that puts their child in pain is too much for most parents to handle. Unfortunately, each year, many parents have to face this devastating reality. Child injuries and drownings greatly impact the lives of our Daytona Beach, FL clients. Child injuries leave individuals to deal with significant emotional trauma, as well as financial losses associated with medical expenses and loss of wages. But nothing can compare to the tragedy of the loss of a child. In these tragic times, legal action may be the last thing on a person’s mind. However, those who have lost a child to drowning may deserve to be compensated. While no amount of money can ever make up for the loss that was felt, the child injury attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will fight for aggressive compensation to ensure that financial burdens are one less thing for the child’s parents to worry about.

Drowning Risks

Drowning is a very real risk. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of injury death in children aged one to 14. On average, three children die each day as a result of drowning. Unfortunately, anyone can fall victim to drowning. Even a skilled swimmer can drown should they slip, fall, hit their head, or become unconscious. It is extremely important to understand the risks of drowning and to be vigilant at all times to ensure that children do not fall victim to this tragic accident.

Preventing Drownings 

With proper precautions, most drownings can be prevented. Any parent, guardian, or pool owner should be aware of safety precautions that can minimize a child’s risk of drowning. Below are some important tips that will ensure water safety and cut back on the risk of drowning:

  • Supervise children around water at all times (including the bathtub)
  • Avoid distracting activities while supervising children around the water
  • Teach children the basics of swimming, including floating
  • Learn CPR so that you are prepared to administer life-saving help in the event of an accident
  • Make sure that all children (even those who know how to swim) wear lifejackets around natural bodies of water, including lakes, rivers, bays, and oceans
  • Keep pools completely fenced off
  • Install self-closing and self-latching gates on pool fences

Fighting for Compensation

Negligence is almost always a factor in child drownings. If a child has been injured in a drowning accident due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person or party, that child’s parents may be due financial compensation for damages suffered. The child injury lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will work closely with parents during this difficult time to ensure their rights are protected and they are compensated to the full extent of the law.

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Child injuries affect the entire family and leave them dealing with physical pain, emotional stress, and financial hardships. The child injury lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau are here to offer support through this difficult experience and are ready to fight to ensure that some of those hardships are relieved. To discuss the details of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact us at your earliest convenience.

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