Houston Drowning Accident Attorney

If your child has drowned or been seriously injured in a near-drowning at a swimming pool at an apartment complex you or your child may have a claim for personal injury damages or wrongful death damages.

Chapter 757 of the Texas Health & Safety Code imposes specific requirements for Pool Yard Enclosures, including requirements concerning self-closing and self-locking devices, and fence and gate construction and height for pool yards.

According to the United States Center for Disease Control Fact Sheet on Unintentional Drowning ”fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years” and  “barriers, such as pool fencing, can help prevent children from gaining access to the pool area without caregivers’ awareness.”