Think child drownings are rare? Think again. Among children 1 to 14 years old, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental deaths nationwide. And among the 3,443 people who died nationwide from drowning in 2007, one out of five victims was under 14 years old. Just recently, 4-year-old twin girls drowned in a Brockton, Massachusetts swimming pool.
Swimming pools are magnets for children on a hot, summer day. But children can drown just as easily in several inches of water in a bathtub. And for every child who dies from drowning, another four must be rushed to an emergency room for nonfatal injuries caused by being submerged under water.
Injuries sustained by children who survive a drowning can be severe and change their lives forever. Being submerged under water for just four to six minutes can often result in permanent brain damage.
Sometimes, children drown accidently. Other times, other people’s reckless behavior results in your child’s death or injury. That’s why laws exist requiring swimming pools to be fenced in. That’s why responsible adults put life preservers on children every time they ride in a boat. Accidents happen. Be prepared.
Every parent dreads experiencing such a horrific accident. We all believe we will share our entire lives with our children. Losing them in such a traumatic way can be shattering. Knowing what to do next can be baffling. We can help. We’re the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone.
Serving Boston, Springfield and other communities throughout Massachusetts, we have years of experience fighting for child drowning victims and their families. We will work tirelessly to get your family the compensation you deserve and the justice you demand. Don’t delay. Take action. Contact Mark E. Salomone today. We mean business.