Swimming pools: sites of summer fun, children's laughter, relaxation. No one expects a swimming pool accident to happen, but they do, often leaving serious injuries, disability, or taking a life. A sudden and unexpected tragedy such as this can bring about shock, grief, and a feeling of helplessness. Having provided sensitive legal counsel to many families in a similar situation in the past, our swimming pool accident attorneys endeavor to alleviate families from the worry of legal matters so they can focus on physical rehabilitation and/or emotional healing.
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. While these incidents take place in a variety of settings, swimming pool accidents are among the most common.
A swimming pool accident can result in extensive medical expenses, both for emergency and long-term care. Our attorneys help families in St. Louis understand and plan for the long-range costs that may initially be difficult to project.
If our attorneys find that negligence played a role in your situation, you are likely entitled to compensation. What happened to you or your family member was not your fault. Many families shy away from the claims process, which is understandable given the circumstances. However, victims and their families are highly vulnerable. Without proper advocacy, you are likely to receive an insurance settlement that is far too low for the 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.
Never does settlement money reverse what has occurred. But there are practical matters that must be considered, even as your family grapples with grief and shock. Your family may accumulate debt as a result of medical expenses. This accident did not need to happen, and the goal of our St. Louis swimming pool accident attorneys is to prevent it from causing any more damage in the future.
Our lawyers representing individuals and families in St. Louis swimming pool 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 swimming pool incident. Experienced St. Louis swimming pool accident 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 swimming pool accident as a result of another's negligence needs and deserves fair compensation. All St. Louis swimming pool attorney consultations are completely confidential, free of charge and without any further obligation. St. Louis swimming pool 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 swimming pool accident attorney from our firm as soon as possible after the injury incident.