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Address 11 N. Main St.
Cleburne, Texas 76031
 
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Swimming/Drowning Accidents
Given the extreme heat that we experience several months of the year in Texas it is understandable that Texans head to swimming pools, lakes and rivers to cool off. However, safety should always be a priority when dealing with swimming pools and water sports. This is because drowning accidents, boating accidents, and pool accidents are all too common of a killer, especially for small children. Whether a near drowning, actual drowning, or other serious injury is caused by an incorrectly installed pool, poorly maintained pool, failure of life guards, improperly fenced pool, negligent boater, drunk boater, or other safety violations, it is important that any drowning or near drowning accident is investigated to prevent future incidents.

Defective Swimming Pool Drains, Unfenced Swimming Pools, and inadequately monitored water rides can be extremely dangerous causing serious injuries including drowning and hypoxia. Unfortunately, drowning is the second leading cause of death among children under 14 years of age and is a real danger for young children that live near unsecured pools.

There have also been several incidents where defective swimming pool drains have trapped small children under water. These defective pool drain and spa drain accidents have caused several children to have been seriously injured or killed due to having body parts entrapped by the drain of a swimming pool, wading pool, or spa. Under normal conditions, pipes leading from a pool’s drain, or into the pool’s pumps draw water from the pool creating suction. If something blocks the normal function of a pool drain, the amount of suction can increase as the pump draws water past the obstruction. This increased suction can entrap a small child or person, causing the person to be held underwater, which often leads to brain damage because of lack of oxygen hypoxia.
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