Covid-19 Safety Protocols Are Being Followed - Free Consultation Via Phone or Video Conferencing - Learn More

Articles Tagged with drowning

Published on:

https://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/files/2020/05/Screen-Shot-2020-05-23-at-1.26.53-PM.pngMay 21, 2020:  HOUSTON — Water safety advocates and local authorities want you to be careful around the water this Memorial Day weekend.  Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in kids ages 1-4.  The coronavirus pandemic is making it worse.

“Because of people sheltering in place at home, and kids having greater access to water with supervision changes, kids not being in school, parents and caregivers trying to work from home,” says Alissa Magrum of the Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance.

Magrum says child drownings started happening earlier this year because of stay-at-home orders, and now she worries about this holiday weekend.  “It’s so hot, and people are going to be going to the beaches, getting to the lakes, getting to any kind of water,” she says.

Published on:

https://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/files/2020/04/Screen-Shot-2020-04-30-at-7.46.49-PM.png Week of April 27, 2020:  Houston Area – Three little boys under the age of five drowned or near drowned over the course of three days in the Houston area this week. On Monday, a 4-year-old boy drowned in a northeast Harris County apartment pool.  Authorities stated that he got away from his family and fell in a pool at an apartment complex in northeast Harris County.

According to authorities, the incident happened just before 6 p.m. Monday at the Timber Ridge Apartments on Aldine Bender near Surles Drive.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the 4-year-old was supposed to be in the care of his family when he wandered away from the apartment and managed to get into the pool area. 

Published on:

people-swimming-at-the-pool-1875770
 by Attny Jesse E. Guerra, Jr.

According to a recent study, Texas had more pool drownings in 2019 than in recent years.  Certainly, this is a tragic statistic given that Texas has vast resources and has initiated extensive outreach to promote swimming pool safety.  As an aquatic litigation pioneer, I have seen a decline in new cases in the last few years.   

To be quite honest, I am happy to see a decline in cases as a result of efforts made through public awareness, and at times, due to costly litigation taken against some pool owners/operators who refused to take action to make their pools safer unless juries or litigation made them change their minds.

Contact Information