Updated on: 3/13/2019
A couple is the target of a wrongful death lawsuit after a 6-year-old boy was found at the bottom of a pool during a party that the couple hosted.
The couple’s attorney denied that they were responsible for the care of the child. The response also says that they were never notified by the boy’s parents he couldn’t swim.
The boy was immediately taken to the hospital after he was found but later died at the hospital.
Unintentional deaths by drowning are much more common when people are swimming. In 2007, there were 3,443 people who drowned in non-boating accidents compared to 496 people who drowned in boating accidents. Usually, children 14 and younger most commonly drown with a ratio of about one in five people. Accidental drowning is the second-leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14.
Children are not the only ones who should be taken into account. Adults should also take precaution when getting into the water. In 2009, there were 4,720 boating accidents and 3,358 boaters were injured and 736 boaters died. Although adults, especially males, have better swimming skills, it is still crucial to wear a life jacket while out on open water.
Wrongful death and drowning is a very difficult case in order to determine liability. If you want to discuss wrongful death with an experienced wrongful death lawyer, call Davis Law Group at (206) 727-4000 to schedule a free consultation.