According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1-14 years old is drowning. It is been well-known for a long time that home pools are dangerous, with many cities/states requiring pools be behind lockable fences and gates.
Despite all this, many pool owners still fail to prevent avoidable accidents by taking appropriate measures, such as performing regular cleaning/maintenance, installing gates/fences, using swimming pool covers, etc.
If a loved one has died due to a drowning accident, it is important that you speak to a compassionate, experienced attorney immediately. Not only should you not have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence, but you could be preventing further incidents by forcing the pool owner to take safety seriously.