When you lose a loved one due to a tragic pool accident, no amount of financial compensation could truly and fully compensate the loved ones who have been left behind. If you are searching for a compassionate, caring and experienced wrongful death attorney to represent you during these difficult time, call Parker County Attorney Jeff Hampton at (817) 877-5201 for a detailed and compassionate discussion of your case.
Competent, Compassionate and Skilled Representation
Attorney Jeff Hampton established Hampton Eppes Law Group in order to give injury victims a powerful voice within the Texas judicial system. The Hampton Eppes Law Group will be your loved one’s voice to ensure that their plea for justice does not go unheard.
Qualifications, Results and Reputation for Top Legal Advocacy
Attorney Hampton has received numerous accolades and awards of distinction including:
- An Avvo rating of 10/10 based on past client reviews and reviews amongst the legal community.
- Named “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers
- Named “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers has named him to both their list of the top attorneys in the nation
- Awarded an inclusion to the “Top 100 Attorneys” list published by Fort Worth Magazine.
These are only a few of the recognitions received by Jeff Hampton. These awards and accolades matter when you are searching for qualified legal representation because these achievements demonstrate Mr. Hampton’s competence and stellar reputation. Many of these awards and accolades are “peer review based.” This means that the rating is also based on the perception of Mr. Hampton amongst his peers in the legal community and that his legal colleagues believe that Mr. Hampton is doing an excellent job for his clients.
Pool Accident Injuries and Wrongful Death Actions
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swimming pool accidents are a very serious and deadly problem in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are about 3,800 drowning deaths each year. About 90% of those drowning deaths are swimming pool related tragedies and 20% of the drowning deaths are children under the age of 14.
However, the statistics of nonfatal pool injuries are beyond belief. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that for every child that has lost his or her life in a fatal swimming pool accident, another five more children were rushed into local emergency rooms for nonfatal submersion injuries. In other words, for every fatal pool accident, five other children sustained very serious swimming-related injuries requiring emergency medical treatment.
Injuries Sustained in Nonfatal Swimming Pool Accidents
The CDC has also found in their research that over 50% of drowning victims, who were treated in emergency departments (EDs), required additional hospitalization and/or a transfer to another medical facility for further treatment.
These nonfatal drowning injuries can cause:
- Broken bones
- Broken backs
- Severe brain damage resulting in life-long disabilities such as cognitive disabilities, difficulties in remembering, learning disabilities, or permanent a permanent vegetative state).
- Broken bones
- Fractured skulls
- Fractured vertebra
- Scarring and/or disfigurement
Contributing Factors That Lead to Injury or Death
The primary factors that lead to drownings or serious injury are a lack of barriers to prevent small children from entering the pool area unsupervised, not wearing a life preserver, intoxication, and medical condition such as seizure disorders.
Call for Your Free, Compassionate Case Evaluation
If your loved one was injured or drowned due to the negligent actions of a property owner, call Hampton Eppes Law Group for your free legal evaluation. The period in which you may file a claim is limited by Texas’ statute of limitations. Call us today at (817) 877-5201 for a sensitive and compassionate discussion of your case.