Drowning is a tragic accident that affects children and adults alike. Drowning is a silent trauma, one that may go unnoticed by lifeguards and others nearby. Drowning accidents may take place in a variety of locations, including lakes, rivers, and bathtubs, but swimming pool drownings are the most common. Our attorneys know from experience representing drowning accident lawsuits that this is a complex and tragic type of accident that leaves a family with many unanswered questions about how this could have happened.
The National Safety Council estimates that 5,000 American children ages 14 and under are hospitalized due to drowning accidents on an annual basis. Of those who are hospitalized after a drowning incident, approximately 15% die and another 20% are left with severe and permanent neurological damage. Medical expenses, both for emergency and long-term care, can pile up quickly. It is difficult to anticipate the extent of potential expenses into the future.
Feelings of grief, overwhelm and helplessness are normal following a drowning accident. Intimidated by the claims process, many families avoid getting involved with legal matters or simply accept the first insurance settlement offered. From our experience working with many families in premises liability claims, we know that first offers from insurance companies are often inadequate for the degree of suffering and damage caused. Our goal is to support families to take control of their lives following an unexpected tragedy in order to avoid being re-victimized by an insurance company.
No amount of money can undo what has happened to you family, but money can help you recover a sense of normalcy. The medical bills and expenses associate with a serious drowning accident could leave your family in significant debt. This accident did not need to happen, and there is no reason for it lead to any additional harm now.
Our attorneys handling St. Louis drowning accident claims explore every possible avenue in order to determine if another party is liable. As seasoned family safety litigators, our attorneys endeavor to provide sensitive legal counsel that allows your family to focus on emotional healing and physical recovery.
The Onder Law Firm is offering free consultation to persons, and their family members, who have suffered from a drowning incident. Experienced St. Louis drowning attorneys can help a family anticipate and plan for unexpected long-term expenses of the accident and fight for a fair settlement. Insurance companies have a tendency to pay as little as possible in injury settlements, taking advantage of the vulnerability of a victim's situation. We believe that anyone harmed in a drowning accident as a result of another's negligence needs and deserves fair compensation. All St. Louis drowning attorney consultations are completely confidential, free of charge and without any further obligation. St. Louis drowning lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, without any up-front fees and we only receive compensation if and when we are able to secure a settlement on your behalf.
Contact a St. Louis drowning accident attorney from our firm as soon as possible after the injury incident.