How Common Are Drowning Deaths?

Do I Need a New York Slip and Fall Lawyer if My Child Has Died in a Pool Accident?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidental drowning is the sixth leading cause of unintentional injury death for the entire population and the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1 - 14.

In 2007, there were 3,443 unintentional drowning deaths in the United States - excluding boating related drowning. The majority of these drowning deaths come in the warm summer months.

According to the CDC, one of the primary reasons for these deaths is lack of supervision in the water or barriers to water. If your child has been hurt, or killed, in a pool on someone else's property, then you may be able to collect legal damages if the accident was caused by the property owner or manager's negligence.

For more information about your potential recovery and your legal rights please call a New York slip and fall attorney at 1-800-362-9329. An experienced and compassionate New York accident lawyer will talk to you about your potential case and help you decide what steps to take next to protect your rights.

*Source: CDC, Unintentional Drowning Fact Sheet May 16, 2011