No Fee Unless We Win | Free Consultation

  • Near Drowning

Near-Drowning Experiences • Help When You Need It Most

Experienced Washington, D.C. law firm dedicated to the long-term protection of individuals injured by unsafe water experiences

A boat ride in one of the Washington, D.C. state parks or a visit to a public or private swimming pool should be an enjoyable experience for everyone in the family. But when a lack of safety equipment, improper supervision or other negligence almost causes someone to drown, the victim can suffer long-term medical trauma.

Victims who suffer injuries in near-drowning accidents have the right to pursue compensation from responsible parties. But taking legal action for these complex cases can be challenging. The experienced personal injury team at Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC has 200 years of combined experience. We know how to advocate effectively for victims of these devastating accidents.

Near-drowning experiences can have long-term effects

The ability to resuscitate a victim who comes close to drowning creates well-justified relief in the minds of loved ones. But a near-drowning experience can leave victims with significant long-term health consequences, such as the following problems identified by Healthline:

  • Brain damage
  • Damage to other bodily functions caused by a lack of oxygen flow
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory stress syndrome
  • Chemical and fluid imbalances

And although most victims survive immediately following the incident, the complications can lead to fatalities in the future (known as delayed-onset injuries). For these reasons, victims and their families can face significant legal challenges because of the potential need to file a personal injury claim long after the time of the near-drowning incident.

Near-drowning injury claims require attorneys with medical knowledge

Under Washington, D.C. law, the statute of limitations on negligence that causes near-drowning incidents is typically three years. Establishing a legal connection between a medical condition and an incident that may have occurred years earlier requires support from a law firm with a unique set of skills. The attorneys must have the legal knowledge to extend (toll) the statute of limitations and the medical knowledge to establish the physical evidence needed to justify extension of a legal claim. With a legal team that includes internal medical professionals and external medical resources, the law firm of Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC has the skills to present compelling cases in spite of additional legal challenges.

Let our team help you

At Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC, we approach every case as a team. We combine our attorneys’ 200 years of malpractice and injury law experience produce an indomitable resource for victims of avoidable tragedies.

Contact us to see the difference our exceptional medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury attorneys can make in your case and in your life.

There is no risk

The firm generally works on a contingent (percentage) fee arrangement, so no legal fees are paid if money is not recovered on your behalf. We practice in District of Columbia and Maryland courts.

Proven strategies. Unparalleled success.

Our Experience and Success Recognized