Personal InjuryWater Safety During the Hot Texas Summer

June 25, 2012by Aaron Allison

As the summer temperatures reach the triple digits this week, many in Austin will be looking to cool off in a nearby pool or lake. Swimming pools allow Austin residents to enjoy the outdoors during the hot summer, but safety must be a priority.

On June 13, a local man swam the length of Lake Austin to raise awareness for water safety and drowning prevention. The trip from Mansfield Dan to Tom Miller Dam was 21 miles and took approximately 12 hours.

The swim was in coordination with Colin’s Hope, an organization founded after the death of four-year-old Colin Holst that aims to educate parents of drowning risks. For children under the age of five, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death. Jeff Holst, Colin’s father said, “Drowning can happen to anyone. It only takes a few moments, and it’s often silent.”

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Aaron Allison, a second-generation personal injury lawyer from Austin, follows in the footsteps of his father, who founded their firm in 1978. Admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron brings extensive legal expertise to his clients.

Specializing in personal injury cases, Aaron offers a distinct advantage for Texas workers injured on the job. With Texas workers' compensation laws leading many attorneys to avoid these cases, Aaron is one of only 40 lawyers among 95,000 in Texas who represent injured workers in straight workers' compensation cases. His firm continues to provide dedicated support for those suffering catastrophic work injuries, maintaining a proud tradition of advocacy spanning decades.