summer is coming to an end with Fall around the corner,
Unfortunately, the pleasurable thoughts that a swimming pool brings, also carries with it the occasional unspeakable tragedy of a child drowning and, it has happened again.
According to reports, the group somehow “lost track” of the 5 year old and found him floating
face down in the pool. Witnesses say that bystanders performed CPR on the boy until emergency crews arrived and rushed the 5 year old to the hospital.
Who was responsible for this young child? No one “lost track” of the young man. They simply forgot about him. They took their eyes off of him for far too long.
That spells nothing but T-R-A-G-E-D-Y when it comes your little ones and swimming pools.
Is there legal liability for something like this? You bet.
Who can bring the claim? A parent or guardian, on behalf of the young man. If a child dies, generally also a mom or dad. Yet, many questions remain unanswered here.
Who was supposed to have been paying attention?
Was there alcohol or drugs involved?
Does the complex have any legal liability?
A lot of questions are to be answered. Regardless of the legal determinations to be made, a very thorough investigation is necessary to learn how this happened, and to try to make sure that it does not happen again.
We never think it can happen to us. I am sure those 15 people thoughts, “Heck, with all of us here, someone will always be watching little Johnny”. Then, every single one of them left it up to someone else.
The unspeakable is always the unfathomable, until it happens.