Drowning Accidents in the U.S.
- In the U.S., about 10 people per day lose their lives to unintentional drowning
- Drowning is the sixth top cause of fatalities among Americans of all ages
- Among children aged 1 – 14, drowning is the second leading cause of death
- In Florida, 39 people drowned in boating-related accidents in 2010
- Nearly 3 out of 4 people who lose their lives in boating accidents nationwide are drowning victims
- Most boaters who drown were using vessels less than 21 feet long
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; US Coast Guard
With its sandy beaches, clean lakes, and sunny climate, Florida is a swimmer’s paradise. Boating, swimming, kayaking, surfing, and other water sports are favorites of residents and visitors, alike. But a day on the water can turn to a day of heartbreak in an instant when lives are taken or altered by drowning or near-drowning accidents.
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Florida Drowning Accident Statistics
At the Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers, based in the Boca Raton area, drowning accident lawyer Gregg Hollander has built a respected practice because he takes personally each case he handles. He knows that about 10 people die in the U.S. each day from unintentional drowning, so Attorney Hollander understands how serious this threat can be. His nearly two decades of service to injury victims in Naples, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and other communities throughout South Florida have provided many opportunities for Attorney Hollander and his team to step in when families are devastated after the loss of a loved one.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that drowning is among the top-10 causes of unintentional injury for Americans of all ages. But Attorney Gregg Hollander knows that children face a particularly high risk. Drowning is the second leading cause of fatalities among children from 1 to 14 years of age, and it’s the leading cause of death nationwide for children under a year of age. Florida has had the unfortunate distinction of leading the nation when it comes to the rate of accidental drowning deaths among young children.
Research conducted by the Florida Department of Health confirms that most drowning deaths of children under 9 occur in swimming pools. However, children also drown in rivers, lakes, and other bodies of natural water, bathtubs, boating accidents, and in other situations. The Department of Health adds that three-quarters of drowning deaths among Florida children in its research occurred in just 15 counties, including Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Collier and others in South Florida.
At the Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers, our team of professionals in law, medicine, research, investigation, and other disciplines work together to investigate drowning and near-drowning accidents. We have the knowledge and the resources needed to build strong cases for accident victims in Naples, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and other locales. In fact, our firm has an outstanding record of recovery on behalf of injured clients.
A record of successful recovery can be especially important when you’ve lost a loved one or when a life is changed by the effects of a near-drowning accident. Research has found that more than half of drowning victims who receive emergency room treatment must be admitted to hospitals or receive a higher level of care for their injuries.
Serving Boca Raton and surrounding cities, drowning accident attorney Gregg Hollander and his staff understand that one of the most devastating outcomes of near-drowning accidents is traumatic brain injury. This catastrophic injury can leave victims permanently disabled and robbed of their thinking, speaking, and other capabilities. The costs associated with such serious injuries can be enormous, and they can stretch over a lifetime.
When you’ve lost a loved one or suffered serious injuries in a drowning or near-drowning accident, car accident, medical malpractice, premise accident, or other situation, your choice of attorney is crucial. It can spell the difference between a future in which you’re assured of the medical care and financial resources you need, or one in which you must endure further pain and suffering because your lawyer lacked the experience or tenacity to win an adequate settlement for you.
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Accident victims in Naples, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and other South Florida communities know they can place their trust in personal injury and wrongful death attorney Gregg Hollander and his staff. At the Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers, you’ll find respected professionals who regard each case they take on as personal. Our full attention and resources are focused on gaining results for you. Call (561) 347-7770 today, or contact our law office online and request a free, confidential consultation with a Boca Raton drowning accident lawyer. You pay us no fees unless we recover for you.